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1975 - Betamax starts the format wars
Sony launches Betamax, the first home videocassette recorder, bringing cinema into the living room. But being the first didn’t guarantee success - after a few years JVC introduced VHS, which by 1988 dominated the market to such an extent that Sony began building their own VHS systems. Despite this, the last Betamax only rolled off the production line in March 2016.
1893 - Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
The US Supreme Court gives an official answer to the question plaguing farmers across the nation and rules that tomatoes are vegetable – securing for the state tax revenues for tomato imports that are due on vegetables but not fruits.
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