15 Years of Control Design: Flashback 1997-2012 - June

As Control Design celebrates its 15th anniversary, each month we bring you a look back at some of the events and developments that shaped technology during that time. In June, Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil, General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft.


 

June 5, 1998: A strike began at a General Motors parts factory near Detroit, Mich., that closed five assembly plants and idled workers across the U.S. for seven weeks.

 

June 8, 1998: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission brought an antitrust complaint against Intel, alleging its policies punished other developers of microprocessors.

 

 

 

June 7, 2000: U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft.

 

 

June 30, 2000: U.S. Congress enacted the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) to give the same legal validity to an electronic signature as a signature in pen and ink.

 

 

June 27, 2005: A track from a three-toed Cretaceous-period dinosaur was discovered in Alaska's Denali National Park. The track was roughly 70 million years old.

 

June 1, 2008: The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil.

 

 

 

  June 1, 2009: General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, making GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

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