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Garry Kasparov is beaten by computer for the first time

Contrary to the common belief, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was not defeated by a machine for the first timer during his famous match with the Deep Blue supercomputer in 1996. He lost a game with a chess-playing computer program called ChessGenius written by Richard Lang. The game took place at Intel Chess Grand Prix in London, 1994.

Aero Spacelines Super Guppy flies for the first time

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft. It is used for hauling outsize cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines, which in turn was named for its resemblance to a pregnant guppy. Five Super Guppies were built.

Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope

The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. A process using roll film was first described in a patent application submitted in France and the U.S. by French inventor Louis Le Prince, the concept was also used by U.S. inventor Thomas Edison in 1889, and subsequently developed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson between 1889 and 1892.

Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his Navigable Balloon

A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century. Zeppelin's notions were first formulated in 1874 and developed in detail in 1893. They were patented in Germany in 1895 and in the United States in 1899.

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