Wednesday, August 07, 2019

On August 7, 1970 the first all-computer chess championship was held in New York.  It was organized by the Association for Computing Machinery and by Dr. Monty Newborn, Professor of Computer Science at McGill University. The winning  computer was known simply as Chess 3.0. 

You can sharpen up your chess skills by accessing great strategy books on our cloudLibrary and hoopla apps. Some our favorite books are:  

Also on this day in history

The first major American offensive in The Pacific theatre during World War II begins. Battles begin in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. On 7 August 1942, Allied forces, predominantly United States Marines, landed on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands, with the objective of denying their use by the Japanese to threaten Allied supply and communication routes between the United States, Australia, and New Zealand; powerful American and Australian naval forces supported these landings.

You can learn more about this offensive by checking out some of our favorite reads from our cloudLibrary and hoopla apps. Some of our favorites are: