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Netscape releases Mozilla open-source code

Mozilla is a free software community founded by members of Netscape. In January 1998, Netscape made two announcements: first, that Netscape Communicator would be free; second, that the source code would also be free. One day later Jamie Zawinski, from Netscape, registered mozilla.org.

German Republic gives power to Hitler

Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. Subsequently, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act of 1933, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany, a one-party dictatorship, based on the ideology of National Socialism.

US adopts daylight saving time

During World War I, in an effort to conserve fuel, Germany began observing DST in May 1916. The rest of Europe soon followed. The plan was not adopted in the US until the Standard Time Act of March 1918, which confirmed the existing standard time zone system and set summer DST to begin on the last day of March 1918.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1727

Isaac Newton

born 1948

Al Gore

died 1913

J. P. Morgan