May 03

This Day in History

2000

The Sport of Geocaching Kicks Off

On this day in 2000, the sport of geocaching kicked off when Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon, placed the first geocache and posted its coordinates on the online newsgroup Usenet: 45┬░17.460'N … (more...)

1978

Email Spam Is Born

Though unremarkable today, the sending of an unsolicited bulk of commercial e-mail by a marketing representative to every ARPAnet address on the west coast marked the unwelcome birth of the reviled … (more...)

1947

New Japanese constitution enacted

Japan's postwar constitution takes effect. Instead of demanding reparations from Japan after World War II, the United States infused some $2 billion into its economy. Hoping to save the country from a … (more...)