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Monday, 1 April 2013

Today In Computer History



April 1, 1922

Alan Perlis is born (d. 1990), the well known and respected computer scientist known for his work with computer programming languages.


April 1, 1924

George Pake is born (d. 2004), a Physicist and research executive that help found Xerox.


April 1, 1932

Norman Abramson is born, an American computer scientist known for developing the ALOHAnet system for wireless communication.

April 1, 1972

Intel releases the 8008 processor.

April 1, 1974

Intel releases the 8080 processor.


April 1, 1960

NASA launches TIROS, the first weather satellite into space.


April 1, 1976

Apple Computer company is founded.


April 1, 1995

The Opera browser version 1 is released.


April 1, 1999

Yahoo purchases Broadcast.com for $5.7 billion.


April 1, 2004

Google announces Gmail.

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