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American engineer Douglas Engelbart patented his device for controlling a computer using detection of two-dimensional motions on the flat surface. The device had a long, tail-like cable. So Engelbart and his colleagues called it “mouse.” The body of the first computer mouse was made of wood. It had only one button.

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French Empress Eugénie opened the Suez Canal. Its construction took only ten years. The canal reduced journey from North Atlantic to the Indian Ocean by 7000 kilometers. Its original length was 164 kilometers. Suez Canal has two parts, north and south. They are divided by Great Bitter Lake. The lake is used for turning by the ships.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1902

Eugene Wigner

born 1968

Robin Li