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Apple is formed 1st April 1976

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Forty six years ago Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne formed Apple Computer Inc. The company’s first unofficial headquarters was in Steve Jobs’ garage.

In 1976 Apple sold their first Apple I computer kits, designed by Wozniak. Their next design, the Apple II was sold in 1977, followed by the Apple III in 1980. By this point, Apple were a fully-fledged company with a production line. Apple have come a long way since their humble beginnings and are now the biggest company in the world.

Netherlands becomes first country to legalize same-sex marriage

On this day in 2001 The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. Since that date, more than 20,000 same-sex couples have married in The Netherlands.

April Fools’ Day

When and where did April Fools Day originate? The exact timing is a little undecided, however, some speculate it dates back to 1582 when France changed their calendar from the Julian to the Gregorian. The new calendar celebrated new year as we do today- January 1st. The older Julian calendar celebrated new year around April 1st. It is believed that people began to mock the old fashioned people that followed the older Julian calendar, beginning the tradition of April Fools.

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