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February 18, 1979: Sahara Desert Gets Snow

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February 17, 1979: It snows in the Saraha

1979 – for the first and only time in recorded history, it snowed in the Sahara Desert. It was in Southern Algeria and the storm only lasted a half hour. The snow melted off quickly.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 18

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January 27, 1972: Magnavox Odyssey Production Begins

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Magnovox Odyssey

1972 - Magnavox begins the production of the Odyssey Video game system. The final release date was not until May. It was a very primitive system with no processors and the cartridges are jumpered configurations. The system will be on the market for a year before being discontinued.

Wikazine – Full show notes for January 27

  • MIT vs. David LaMaccia
  • Kevin Mitnik cracks the WELL
  • White House e-mail outtage
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