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Happy BBS Day!


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This event began 02/16/2020 and repeats every year forever

On this day in 1978, the first BBS ever, CBBS, goes online in Chicago, Illinois.


Co-founders Ward Christensen and Randy Suess started developing the BBS during a blizzard in January, 1978. Four weeks later, on February 16, 1978, CBBS was established.


CBBS would continue to operate until the early 1990s. 


On February 16, 2003, Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley declared the day "BBS" day in honor of the world's first BBS being created 25 years ago that day.

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3 hours ago, DarkLord said:

Huh, just found this post. Interesting info there, thanks for that!  :)


Glad you like it! Feel free to post some entries for Dark Force such as when it was started etc. Or if you prefer, you can send them info to me and I can post it to our calendar.



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Have to think about that... I mean, I'm really not sure about when we went

online and took our first call.


At the time, didn't seem like anything important. Sure wish I had preserved

more info like that now....


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Absolutely! One of the best things I ever got into was BBS'ing.


That was true then, and it's still true today.    :)


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