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The First Computer Bug

On this day, 9 September 1945, the first known computer bug was found and named by Lt. (later Rear Admiral !)  Grace M. Hopper.  On active duty at Harvard University, the cutting-edge calculation engine stopped working.  Lt. Hopper discovered the bug — a moth — in the banks of circuitry, removed same, and logged it (complete with cello-tape of the offending moth to the log page).  This and similar operations, mutatis mutandis,  has become known as “debugging”.

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Battle of Midway 1942

“We therefore commit his body to the deep, looking for the general Resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the sea shall give up her dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.”

These words are from the traditional rite for burial at sea. 

The Battle of Midway was fought from 5 to 7 June 1942.

Not all the fallen veterans are remembered by grave markers on battlefields or cemeteries.  Today I am thinking of those whose mortal remains are committed to the deep.

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7 December 1941.  Smoke rises from battleships USS Arizona and USS Virginia in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack by carrier aircraft of the empire of Japan launched full participation by the United States in World War II.

7 December 1941.  Smoke rises from battleships USS Arizona and USS Virginia in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack by carrier aircraft of the empire of Japan launched full participation by the United States in World War II.

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