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2003/12/21

(BSD, Sys V but if it exists in Linux I don't know where)

This isn't "cal", but rather a reminder service. That is, it could be used for that, though I doubt many people do. I suspect that more people use it for its built in calendars.

For example, you might try:



calendar -f /usr/share/calendar/calendar.computer  -l 31
 

If that doesn't work, try

calendar -f /usr/share/calendar/calendar.computer  -A 31
 

On my BSD system, the entire history of computing is:

  • 01/01 AT&T officially divests its local Bell companies, 1984
  • 01/01 The Epoch (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT, 1970)
  • 01/03 Apple Computer founded, 1977
  • 01/08 American Telephone and Telegraph loses antitrust case, 1982
  • 01/08 Herman Hollerith patents first data processing computer, 1889
  • 01/08 Justice Dept. drops IBM suit, 1982
  • 01/10 First CDC 1604 delivered to Navy, 1960
  • 01/16 Set uid bit patent issued, to Dennis Ritchie, 1979
  • 01/17 Justice Dept. begins IBM anti-trust suit, 1969 (drops it, 01/08/82)
  • 01/24 DG Nova introduced, 1969
  • 01/25 First U.S. meeting of ALGOL definition committee, 1958
  • 01/26 EDVAC demonstrated, 1952
  • 01/31 Hewlett-Packard founded, 1939
  • 02/11 Last day of JOSS service at RAND Corp., 1966
  • 02/14 First micro-on-a-chip patented (TI), 1978
  • 02/15 ENIAC demonstrated, 1946
  • 03/01 First NPL (later PL/I) report published, 1964
  • 03/04 First Cray-1 shipped to Los Alamos
  • 03/09 "GOTO considered harmful" (E.J. Dijkstra) published in CACM, 1968
  • 03/14 LISP introduced, 1960
  • 03/28 DEC announces PDP-11, 1970
  • 03/31 Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. founded, Phila, 1946
  • 04/01 Yourdon, Inc. founded, 1974 (It figures.)
  • 04/03 IBM 701 introduced, 1953
  • 04/04 Tandy Corp. acquires Radio Shack, 1963 (9 stores)
  • 04/07 IBM announces System/360, 1964
  • 04/09 ENIAC Project begun, 1943
  • 04/28 Zilog Z-80 introduced
  • 05/06 EDSAC demonstrated, 1949
  • 05/01 First BASIC program run at Dartmouth, 1964
  • 05/16 First report on SNOBOL distributed (within BTL), 1963
  • 05/19 UNIX is 10000 days old, 1997
  • 05/21 DEC announces PDP-8
  • 05/22 Ethernet first described, 1973
  • 05/27 First joint meeting of U.S. and European ALGOL definition cte., 1958
  • 05/28 First meeting of COBOL definition cte. (eventually CODASYL), 1959
  • 05/30 Colossus Mark II, 1944
  • 06/02 First issue of Computerworld, 1967
  • 06/10 First Apple II shipped, 1977
  • 06/15 UNIVAC I delivered to the Census Bureau, 1951
  • 06/16 First programming error at Census Bureau, 1951 (apocryphal)
  • 06/23 IBM unbundles software, 1969
  • 06/23 Turing's Birthday, 1912
  • 06/30 First advanced degree on computer related topic: to H. Karamanian,
  • 07/08 Bell Telephone Co. formed (predecessor of AT&T), 1877
  • 07/08 CDC incorporated, 1957
  • 08/14 First Unix-based mallet created, 1954
  • 08/14 IBM PC announced, 1981
  • 08/22 CDC 6600 introduced, 1963
  • 08/23 DEC founded, 1957
  • 09/15 ACM founded, 1947
  • 09/20 Harlan Herrick runs first FORTRAN program, 1954
  • 10/02 First robotics-based CAM, 1939
  • 10/06 First GPSS manual published, 1961
  • 10/08 First VisiCalc prototype, 1978
  • 10/12 Univac gives contract for SIMULA compiler to Nygaard and Dahl, 1962
  • 10/14 British Computer Society founded, 1957
  • 10/15 First FORTRAN Programmer's Reference Manual published
  • 10/20 Zurich ALGOL report published, 1958
  • 10/25 DEC announces VAX-11/780
  • 11/04 UNIVAC I program predicts Eisenhower victory based on 7% of votes, 1952
  • 12/08 First Ph.D. awarded by Computer Science Dept, Univ. of Penna, 1965

A little updating might be good.



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