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Historical Events

Events 1 - 37 of 37

1911-06-15 - Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
1924-02-14 - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1924-03-05 - Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
1944-08-07 - IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1954-01-07 - Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
1954-05-24 - IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1956-09-04 - The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage.
1956-09-13 - IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
1964-04-07 - IBM announces the System/360.
1969-07-08 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
1970-09-13 - IBM announces System 370 computer
1977-12-29 - Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC
1979-09-09 - 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win
1981-04-24 - IBM-PC computer introduced
1981-08-12 - IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 1.0)
1982-01-08 - Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
1982-05-07 - IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
1982-10-27 - IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
1983-03-08 - IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
1983-10-20 - IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1984-08-14 - IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
1985-03-07 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
1985-12-30 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
1986-04-17 - IBM produces 1st megabit-chip
1986-07-07 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
1986-08-06 - Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
1986-10-21 - IBM re-forms in South Africa
1987-03-17 - IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
1987-04-02 - IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2
1987-07-24 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
1988-07-28 - IBM announces price hike on older models
1988-08-16 - IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
1988-09-30 - IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
1989-01-18 - IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
1992-01-19 - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1996-02-10 - IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
1997-05-03 - Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3

1874-02-17 - Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
1889-04-16 - Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, London UK, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush)
1910-08-20 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 4

1956-06-19 - Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (IBM) (b. 1874)
1974-07-26 - Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
1993-12-31 - Thomas J Watson Jr, president of IBM (1956-71)/diplomat, dies at 79
1994-12-31 - Thomas J Watson Jr, CEO (IBM), dies of a stroke at 79


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