Important events in history that have affected the computers of today.
- 1812 – Charles Babbage began designing the “Difference Machine”, which is considered one of the first programmable computers.
- 1820s – Charles Babbage completed his designs on the “Difference Machine”.
- 1830s – Designs for the “Analytical Engine” were made by Charles Babbage.
- 1839 – Photography was invented by Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox.
- 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
- 1895 – The movie projector was invented by the Lumiere brothers.
- 1906 – The “Vacuum Tube” was invented.
- 1923 – The first television picture was transmitted by John Logie Baird.
- 1945 – 1946 – The ENIAC was invented by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert. This was the first noteworthy modern computer.
- 1947 – The transistor was invented by John Bardeen, William Shockley and Walter Brattain.
- 1952 – The first mass produced computer was made and sold by the IBM Company.
- 1952 – The first computer game was designed and created, “Tic-Tac-Toe” by A.S Douglas.
- 1954 – The silicon transistor was created.
- 1964 – Computer systems that use icons, windows and a mouse were designed by Douglas Engelbart.
- 1971 – The microprocessor was invented by Ted Hoff.
- 1976 – The first “Apple” computer was invented by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
- 1976 – The first computer operated by computer disks was invented by Gary Kildall.
- 1981 – The “Personal Computer” was released by the IBM Company.
- 1983 – The “Apple Lisa” personal computer was released by the Apple Company.
- 1985 – An outline of the Quantum Computer was published by David Deutsch.
- 1989 – The “World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee.
- 1995 – With the launch of the Amazon Bookstore online shopping became popular.
- 2003 – Electronic devices that could send emails, access the web and could receive phone calls became commercial.
- 2008 – More than 300,000 computers were shipped around the world.
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