Our 26th US President and the only one to ever sport a chest tattoo would have been 157 today. A birthday he might have lived to see if he hadn’t had a bullet lodged in him his last 7 years.
Google Earth celebrated its tenth birthday yesterday, and to celebrate, the engineering team added 1,500 new images to its great Earth View project, where it collects the most compelling images recorded by its source satellites.
Exactly 350 years ago today, New York City became New York City. The city itself already existed, of course: As the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. But on September 8th, 1664, the British gave it its permanent moniker, which makes today its name-day.
Every year, my parents would wake my brother and sister and I up to this song on our respective birthdays. It's a tradition that my father, a Beatles fanatic, started before I was even so much as a thought.
Nikola Tesla was a legendary futurist before the term futurist even existed. He made all kinds of predictions about the way that world would and should operate — some of them accurate, and some of them controversial. And guess what? It's his birthday!
Where were you when the ISS launched its first module in November of 1998? Some of us watched, others were in school, still other weren't even alive yet. Either way, it's hard to believe that today is the International Space Station—the largest cooperative science project ever—is celebrating its 15h birthday today.
On July 15th, 2002, the first post went live on Gizmodo. Say, that was ten years ago exactly. Happy birthday to us!
There's no better way to say "I truly hate you" than by giving someone a gift that requires them to wear 3D glasses. But this lazy gift wrap is a brilliant way to show someone you actually care, a little.
Anyone notice the party that is going on at Google's website today? In case you forgot, September 27th is the date Google chose for their birthday.
Sigh, I just found out that I'll celebrate my next birthday at the end of September and I am old geezer, at least in Venusian years. Curious about your own age if you lived on Venus and used its shorter calendar?
Outside of my immediate family, I have no idea when anyone's birthday is without the aid of Facebook. And you probably don't either. David Plotz at Slate wanted to see what would happen if he celebrated three birthdays in July.
MTV turns 30 today. How old! Also how historic; in three decades, the network revolutionized media, turned heads inside and out, and struggled to remain relevant. But one thing should be obvious now: it was never just about music.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology turns 150 this weekend! You're probably thinking—150? That's old! Who cares about something so old! What a geezer!—for shame. MIT's produced the brains behind some of the world's coolest stuff. [via FastCo]
Bill Murray is one of our heroes, not only because he has been in some of geekdom's most iconic movies of all time—from Ghostbusters to Zissou going through Groundhog Day—but because he's simply awesome. He just turned 60.
Someone named Shelby got a totally awesome Macbook birthday cake. I wonder if a real one popped up out of the middle, like one of those bachelor party strippers. Oh no, they messed up the QWERTY keyboard lettering.
To: The Good Steve. From: Gizmodo crew. Message: Happy birthday, Señor Wozniak. It's not only that you made the world a better place with all your inventions, but you are also the coolest guy in the whole computer industry.
Dearest copier, thank you for making office tasks simpler, tolerating our very NSFW pranks, and frustrating us with error messages for over 50 years.
You've seen Steve dance before. Today, if you are using Windows, sending emails from your Hotmail account, or even editing Excel spreadsheets, I insist you do a little monkeyboy dance in your seat. For Ballmer—the ever-entertaining CEO.
If only their parents had waited until summer to conceive! Still, they can't change their birth date, but you can most definitely ensure they get the best two presents for their bi-celebration this December.
15 years ago today in Japan, the original PlayStation went on sale. It wasn't until a year later that it hit US and European shelves, with Ridge Racer satisfying gamers years before GTA was ever a twinkle in Rockstar's eye.