Today in Tech History – – June 14, 2018

1822 – Charles Babbage announced his difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables.”

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Babbage.html

1951 – The US Census Bureau officially put UNIVAC I into service calling it the world’s first commercial computer.

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/industry/06/14/computing.anniversary/

1962 – The European Space Research Organization, which would become the European Space Agency, was established in Paris.

http://www.jaxa.jp/library/space_law/chapter_1/1-2-2-4_e.html

1967 – NASA launched Mariner 5 on its mission to fly by Venus.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1967-060A

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