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Hertz completes acquisition of Dollar Thrifty

Under the Hertz Corporation, the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group separated into two independent subsidiaries, Thrifty Car Rental and Dollar Rent A Car. Each of them operates with their own sales, marketing, rental fleets, and franchise locations out of Hertz’s headquarters in Florida.

Sony unveils Memory Stick and memory card drive

The Memory Stick was created to be used to store, transfer, and play content such as images, sounds, and music as well as computer information including data, text, and graphics. The original Memory Stick was available in sizes up to 128 MB.

Microsoft launches Windows 1.0

Windows 1.0 was the first version of the Microsoft Windows line. It ran as a graphical, 16-bit multi-tasking shell on top of an existing MS-DOS installation. It was created to run both graphical programs designed for Windows, and MS-DOS software.

McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger

The 50 billionth hamburger was cooked and served by Rensi in New York City to Dick McDonald. The company began rapidly building new restaurants and in 1965, there were 700 McDonald's restaurants throughout the US. Now the biggest fast-food chain in the world, McDonald's serves 70 million customers every day with sales topping $24 billion last year.

Snowdonia becomes a British National Park

Snowdonia is a mountainous region in northwestern Wales and a national park of 823 square miles in area. It was the first to be designated of the 3 national parks in Wales. The English name for the area derives from Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales at 3560 ft. In Welsh, the area is named Eryri.

Nuremberg trials begin

The Nuremberg trials were military tribunals held by the Allied forces after the WWII. The trials prosecuted important members of the leadership of Nazi Germany, who participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1942

Joe Biden

died 1910

Leo Tolstoy