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First Pentium processor is released

The Intel Company introduced its first processor with the P5 architecture, better known as the Pentium. It was probably the best-known series of processors in history. Although Intel still sold processors called Pentium today, their architecture is different. The true Pentium series ended in 2006.

Laser is patented

American physicists Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes patented the laser. However, another American, Gordon Gould, invented the same device independently of them. This led to the twenty-eight-year lawsuit. The term "laser" is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation."

American physicist Burton Richter is born

He is known as one of the co-discoverers of the J/psi meson. The particle was discovered independently by two teams. Richter was head of a research group from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The other group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory was led by Samuel Ting. The discovery started rapid changes in high-energy physics, often called November Revolution.

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