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Computer History Timeline

  • Early form of punch cards begin to be used in textile looms

    Early form of punch cards begin to be used in textile looms
    Punch cards: Early method of data storage used with early computers ,also known as Hollerith cards/ IBM cards. These were later used to store and search for information in 1832, developing a method for machines to record and store info in 1890 etc.
  • First ever telegraph built

    First ever telegraph built
    A system for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, esp. one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection.
  • Charles Babbage born

    Charles Babbage born
    Charles Babbage was born in 1791, in London. Charles Babbage later created the FIRST MECHANICAL COMPUTER, Invented and developed the Difference engine although he never finished it.
    He was considered a Father of the computing!
  • Ada Lovelace born

    Ada Lovelace born
    Ada Ovelace, famous woman for contributing to the technology was born in London.
    She is credited as being the worlds first computer programmer.
    She has developed the first algorithm to be processed by a machine,
    and helped Charles Babbage with his analytical engine.
  • "arithmometer"

    "arithmometer"
    Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar creates the "arithmometer", the first reliable, useful and commercially successful calculating machine.
  • Charles Babbage starts developing the difference engine

    Charles Babbage starts developing the difference engine
    In the early 1822, Charles Babbage starts developing the Difference engine.
    It is a mechanical calculator first purposed and developed by Charles Babbage in 1822 that was capable of computing several sets of numbers and making a hard copies of the results.
  • silicon (Si)

    silicon (Si)
    Baron Jons Jackob Berzelius silicon (Si), which today is the basic component in IC's.
    Silicon : First discovered by Baron Jons Jackob Berzelius in 1823, today silicon (Si), is the fundamental material used in making computer chips because of its excellent semi-conductor properties.
  • Charles Babbage purposes the Analytical engine

    Charles Babbage purposes the Analytical engine
    Charles Babbage purposed the Analytical engine, when he thinks about a more improved calculating engine.
  • Ada Lovelace wrote a scientific paper in development of software...

    Ada Lovelace wrote a scientific paper in development of software...
    Ada Lovelace wrote a scientific paper in 1843 that anticipated the development of computer software, artificial intelligence and computer music
  • Ada Lovelace passes away

    Ada Lovelace passes away
    Ada Lovelace passes away at the age of only 37.
  • QWERTY

    QWERTY
    Christopher Sholes issues a patent for a typewriter utilizing QWERTY layout keyboards still used today.
  • Charles Babbage passes away

    Charles Babbage passes away
    Charles babbge, the father of computing passes away in Marylebone after a great contribution to developing technology.
  • Heinrich Herz discovered and first produced radio waves

    Heinrich Herz discovered and first produced radio waves in 1888
  • modern way to send a message over telegraph wires was found.

    By 1894 the modern way to send a message over telegraph wires was first conducted.
  • The Kinetoscope

    The Kinetoscope
    Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, a motion picture viewer on the 31st of august, 1897.
  • The first radio message is sent across the Atlantic ocean in Morse code

    The first radio message is sent across the Atlantic ocean in Morse code
    The first radio message is sent across the Atlantic ocean in morse code.
    Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.
  • Thomas J. Watson becomes president of IBM

    Thomas J. Watson becomes president of IBM
    He built a worldwide industry during his 42 years at IBM.
    He adopted for IBM the slogan, "World Peace Through World Trade," worked closely with the International Chamber of Commerce and in 1937 was elected its president. For many years Mr. Watson served as a trustee of Columbia University and Lafayette College. He was presented with honorary degrees by 27 colleges and universities in the United States and four abroad.
  • Steve Jobs is born on 24th febraury, 1955

    Steve Jobs is born on 24th febraury, 1955
    He was born in 24th Febraury, 1955 in San Francisco. His family members are Paul Jobs, Clara Jobs, Joanne Carole Schieble, Abdulfattah John Jandali.
  • Bill Gates was born

    Bill Gates was born
    Bill Gates was born on the 28th of october, 1955 in Washington. He is now known by most of the people around the world with connection to inventing the next generation operating system microsoft windows.
  • 2000 computers were in use in the U.S

    2000 computers were in use in the U.S
    2000 computers were in use in the United states after a lot of developing levels of technology.
  • First IBM PC launched

    First IBM PC launched
    Although IBM's launch of the Personal Computer (IBM 5150) in 1981 set the industry standard for personal computing, IBM had introduced a variety of small computers for individual users several years before that.
    We have now already reached the 2oth birthday of IBM.
  • Microsoft Corporation announces Microsoft windows

    Microsoft Corporation announces Microsoft windows
    The microsoft corporation (Where BIll Gates was in) finally announces microsoft windows, a next generation operating system at the Plaza hotel in New York city.
  • Macintosh introduced

    Macintosh introduced
    Released with much fanfare in January of 1984, the Macintosh was the first affordable computer to include a Graphical User Interface. It was built around the new Motorola 68000 chip, which was significantly faster than previous processors, running at 8 MHz. The Mac came in a small beige case with a black and white monitor built in. It came with a keyboard and mouse. It originally sold for $2,495.
  • iMac

    iMac
    Announced in May 1998 and shipped in August, the iMac was Apple's computer for the new millennium.
  • First iPhone released

    First iPhone released
    First ever iPhone was released, used these days from millions of people and acknowledged as great technology (smart phone)
  • Steve Jobs passes away

    Steve Jobs, famous for the Apple company which launched several computers, smart phones etc passed away in an early age. Lots of people are sad for such a great person die in such an early age.
  • Steve Jobs passes away on October 5, 2011

    Steve Jobs passes away on October 5, 2011
    Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto.
  • iPad

    iPad
    The new iPad was released, a more improved version from iPad 2. It is almost the most recent updated technology, especially the screen.
  • Latest iPhone 5 released

    Latest iPhone 5 released
    The latest generation of iPhone was released: Probably counted as one of the greatest developed technology machines now.