French astronomer Charles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy on 13th October 1773. It was the first spiral galaxy to be discovered. Messier is known for creating an astronomical catalog of celestial objects, primarily nebulae and star clusters.
The first iPod unveiled by Steve Jobs on October 23, 2001 was Mac-only. It had a 5GB hard drive that let you carry "1,000 songs in your pocket". The device cost a bit less than $400. The Windows iPod was introduced only 1.5 years later. [more...]