On This Day in History
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.
- Chess for Dummies by James Eade
- Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin
- Chess: Be the King by Ellisiv Reppen
- Learn Chess from the Greats by Peter J. Tamburro
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.