On 11th January 1787, British astronomer William Herschel discovered two moons of the planet Uranus, Titania and Oberon. Herschel is also known for the discovery of Enceladus, a moon of planet Saturn.
Incidentally, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus though he originally thought it was a star. After consultation with other astronomers, he arrived at the conclusion that it was a planet beyond the orbit of Saturn and named it Georgian star.
The world's first 1GB hard disk, IBM 3380, was developed at IBM in 1980. It was the size of a fridge, weighed 550lbs and could actually store 2.52 billion characters. the starting cost was $81,000. [more...]