Computer history timleine-Arron Gorny

  • Jan 1, 724

    Liang Ling-Can: Liang Ling-Can

    Liang Ling-Can: Liang Ling-Can
    Liang Ling-Can: Liang Ling-Can invents the first fully mechanical clock
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci depict inventions such as flying machines, including a helicopter, the first mechanical calculator and one of the first programmable robots
  • John Napier

    John Napier
    John Napier invents a system of moveable rods (Napier's Rods) based on logarithms which was able to multiply, divide and calculate square and cube roots
  • William Oughtred

    William Oughtred
    William Oughtred develops slide rules
  • Calculating Clock

    Calculating Clock
    Invented by Wilhelm Schickard
  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal invents the the "Pascaline", a mechanical adding machine
  • Gottfried Leibniz

    Gottfried Leibniz is known as one of the founding fathers of calculus
  • Joseph-Marie Jacquard

    Joseph-Marie Jacquard
    Joseph-Marie Jacquard invents an automatic loom controlled by punched cards
  • Arithmometer

    The Arithmometer was the first mass-produced calculator invented by Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar
  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage
    Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer
  • Analytical Engine

    Analytical Engine
    The Analytical Engine was invented by Charles Babbage
  • Morse code

    Morse code
    Samuel Morse invents Morse code
  • Boolean algebra

    Boolean algebra
    Boolean algebra is invented by George Boole
  • Tabulating Machine

    Tabulating Machine
    Per Georg Scheutz and his son Edvard invent the Tabulating Machine
  • William Stanley Jevons

    William Stanley Jevons
    William Stanley Jevons designs a practical logic machine
  • Ramon Verea

    Ramon Verea
    Ramon Verea invents a fast calculator with an internal multiplication table
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone called the Photophone
  • Comptometer

    The Comptometer is an invention of Dorr E. Felt which is operated by pressing keys
  • Herman Hollerith

    Herman Hollerith
    Herman Hollerith invents a counting machine which increment mechanical counters
  • Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi
    Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi
  • Tabulating Machine Company

    Tabulating Machine Company
    Herman Hollerith forms the Tabulating Machine Company which later becomes IBM
  • Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla
    Remote control was invented by Nikola Tesla
  • Lee De Forest

    Lee De Forest
    Lee De Forest invents the electronic tube
  • IBM

    IBM is formed
  • Philo Farnsworth

    Philo Farnsworth
    Television Electronic was invented by Philo Farnsworth
  • John Logie Baird

    John Logie Baird
    Electro Mechanical television system was invented by John Logie Baird
  • Walther Bothe

    Walther Bothe
    Walther Bothe develops the logic gate
  • Vannevar Bush

    Vannevar Bush
    Vannevar Bush develops a partly electronic Difference Engine
  • Kurt Godel

    Kurt Godel
    Kurt Godel publishes a paper on the use of a universal formal language
  • Alan Turing

    Alan Turing
    Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine
  • Konrad Zuse

    Konrad Zuse
    Konrad Zuse creates the Z1 Computer a binary digital computer using punch tape
  • George Stibitz

    George Stibitz
    George Stibitz develops the Complex Number Calculator - a foundation for digital computers
  • Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett Packard
    William Hewlett and David Packard start Hewlett Packard
  • John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry

    John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry
    John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry develop the ABC (Atanasoft-Berry Computer) prototype
  • Enigma

    Adolf Hitler uses the Enigma encryption machine
  • Colossus

    Alan Turing develops the the code-breaking machine Colossus
  • Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper

    Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper
    Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper designed the MARK series of computers at Harvard University

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly: John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly develop the ENIAC ( Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)
  • Computer Bug

    Computer Bug
    The term computer ‘bug’ as computer bug was first used by Grace Hopper
  • F.C. Williams

    F.C. Williams
    F.C. Williams develops his cathode-ray tube (CRT) storing device the forerunner to random-access memory (RAM)
  • Pilot ACE

    Pilot ACE
    Donald Watts Davies joins Alan Turing to build the fastest digital computer in England at the time, the Pilot ACE
  • William Shockley

    William Shockley
    William Shockley invents the transistor at Bell Labs
  • Douglas Engelbart

    Douglas Engelbart
    Douglas Engelbart theorises on interactive computing with keyboard and screen display instead of on punchcards
  • Andrew Donald Booth

    Andrew Donald Booth
    Andrew Donald Booth invents magnetic drum memory
  • Frederic Calland Williams & Tom Kilburn

    Frederic Calland Williams  & Tom Kilburn
    Frederic Calland Williams & Tom Kilburn develop the SSEM "Small Scale Experimental Machine" digital CRT storage which was soon nicknamed the "Baby"
  • Claude Shannon

    Claude Shannon
    Claude Shannon builds the first machine that plays chess