This event 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.