With the Easter weekend coming up fast on the horizon, we’re taking a look back at some of the most iconic events that have happened on this day - March 24th - in history…
On this day in 1955, a Chevron owned subsea well was the first of its kind in placing sea-based oil drilling into service. Today, whilst the oil and gas industry is in the midst of one of its more challenging periods, its extraordinary market value needs no explaining.
Not to be sniffed at, March 24th arguably represents one of the more prominent landmarks in contemporary manufacturing history.
On this day in 1959, Texan born Electrical Engineer, Jack Kilby, invented the first ever Integrated Circuit. Putting an end to the bulky, unreliable and fragile tube technologies that had preceded it, Kilby’s integrated circuit had a huge impact on shaping the modern computer industries that we recognise today.
On this day in 2001, Apple Computer put its MAC OS X operating system on sale. Championed by the late Steve Jobs, Apple went from selling just over 3 million Macs in 2003 to 18 million Macs in 2012, truly demonstrating its transcendence from luxury hardware to consumer must-have.
And a dishonourable mention goes to…
Mark Calaway, aka The Undertaker!
Entering the world on this day in 1965, The Undertaker started his wrestling career in 1984.
Nowadays, the original Deadman Walking is still knocking about turning up at Wrestlemania on an almost yearly basis. Happy Birthday to you, Marky.