|Timeline - 1940's|
The Colossus, a programmable, digital machine also considered by some to
be the first electronic computer, is operational in
The relay-based Harvard-IBM MARK I, a program-controlled, large-scale
calculating machine built by a team led by Howard Aiken, goes to work
during World War II providing vital calculations for the U.S. Navy. Grace
Hopper becomes its first programmer.
J. Presper Eckert and John Maulchy unveil the ENIAC at the
Williams applies for a patent on his cathode-ray tube storing device,
original form of random-access memory.
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