computer timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 724 to

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  • Sep 13, 724

    Liang Ling-Can invents the first fully mechanical clock

    invents the first fully mechanical clock
  • Sep 13, 1492

    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 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 develops slide rules
  • Calculating Clock

    Invented by Wilhelm Schickard
  • 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 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 designs his first mechanical computer
  • Analytical Engine:

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

    Samuel Morse invents Morse code
  • Boolean algebra:

    Boolean algebra is invented by George Boole
  • Tabulating Machine

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

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

    Ramon Verea invents a fast calculator with an internal multiplication table
  • 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 invents a counting machine which increment mechanical counters
  • Guglielmo Marconi

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

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

    Remote control was invented by Nikola Tesla
  • Lee De Forest

    Lee De Forest invents the electronic tube
  • IBM

    IBM is formed on June 15, 1911
  • Philo Farnsworth

    Television Electronic was invented by Philo Farnsworth
  • John Logie Baird

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

    Walther Bothe develops the logic gate
  • Vannevar Bush:

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

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

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

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

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

    William Hewlett and David Packard start Hewlett Packard
  • 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 and Grace Hopper designed the MARK series of computers at Harvard University
  • ENIAC:

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

    F.C. Williams develops his cathode-ray tube (CRT) storing device the forerunner to random-access memory (RAM)
  • 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 invents the transistor at Bell Labs
  • Douglas Engelbart

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

    Andrew Donald Booth invents magnetic drum memory
  • 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 builds the first machine that plays chess
  • Howard Aiken

    Howard Aiken develops the Harvard-MARK III
  • Hideo Yamachito

    The first electronic computer is created in Japan by Hideo Yamachito.
  • Alan Turing

    Alan Turing publishes his paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence which helps create the Turing Test.