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AIDSRide

The AIDSRides were a series of fundraising events organised by Pallotta TeamWorks which raised more than 5 million for critical AIDS services and medical research. About half of the money raised directly benefited AIDS patients. In 2001, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center ended their partnership with the California AIDSRide over concerns that not enough money was going to the charities. They hired Honeycutt Group, a consulting firm started by three former Pallotta TeamWorks employees, to organize AIDS/LifeCycle, a similar event. Dan Pallotta unsucc ...

Analog-to-digital timeline

This page serves as a timeline to show when analog devices were first made with digital circuits and systems. 1940? bookkeeping using Charga-Plates to imprint account numbers, rather than writing them by hand. 1951, Audio recording: Geoff Hill plays back the first digital audio recording of Colonel Bogeys March. 1921: Edith Clarke patents the "Clarke calculator", a graphical calculator for simplifying calculations of inductance and capacity for electrical transmission lines. 1642: Blaise Pascal invents the mechanical calculator. This calculator could work in base 6, 10, 12 and 20. 1941, Co ...

List of auto shows and motor shows by continent

An auto show is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. The five most prestigious auto shows, sometimes called the "Big Five", are generally considered to be held in Frankfurt, Geneva, Detroit, Paris and Tokyo.

Chase's Calendar of Events

Chases Calendar of Events is an annual American publication, started in 1957 by brothers William D. Chase, and Harrison V. Chase. It includes special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries, and more unusual celebratory traditions. Bill Chase worked as a newspaper librarian and saw a need for "a single reference source for calendar dates, and for authoritative and current information about various observances throughout the year". The brothers gathered information on events and the first edition of 2.000 copies was printed for 1958. "It was 32 pages, contain ...

Dates of Epoch-Making Events

Dates of Epoch-Making Events is an entry in The Nuttall Encyclopaedia for its listing of the most important turning points in history, particularly western history. The works list illustrates western cultures turning points and James Woods views from the early 20th century. The events are listed as in the original listing, with modern footnotes.

List of science and engineering blunders

This is a list of engineering blunders, i.e., gross errors or mistakes resulting from grave lack of proper consideration, such as stupidity, confusion, carelessness, or culpable ignorance, which resulted in notable incidents. The Quebec bridge disaster. The NASA Genesis mission was an attempt to sample particles from the solar wind. It successfully collected a sample and returned to Earth. However at the last moment the landing parachute failed to open and the return capsule smashed into the ground at high speed, contaminating the samples. The parachute failure was traced to an acceleromet ...

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