It came from 1986

Here's a little of what the world was like the year Washington Technology began its journey.

  • The U.S. population is 240,113,000. The world population is 4.9 billion.

  • Ad appearing in Time magazine for the Compaq Portable II computer boasts of having 4.1 megabytes of RAM, and "you can add a modem, a networking board or a board for communicating with your mainframe."

  • Nintendo video games are first introduced.

  • The hole in the ozone layer is discovered over Antarctica.

  • Chicago Bears win the Super Bowl.

  • New York Mets win the World Series.

  • Penn State wins the national college football title.

  • Academic America Encyclopedia is the first publication on CD Rom.

  • Greg LeMonde becomes first American to win the Tour De France.

  • Most popular TV show is the "Cosby Show." "Out of Africa" wins Best Picture Oscar.

  • Alex Muller and J. Georg Bednorz discover superconductivity in a ceramic material at minus 397 Fahreheit, a higher temperature than ever before.

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