In 1902 – A strange device was discovered near Antikythera off the coast of Greece. The device is later found to be a sophisticated calculating mechanism dating from 150 BC.
In 1943 – The U.S. Army and the University of Pennsylvania signed a contract to develope ENIAC. It was planned to use vacuum tubes and calculate ballistic firing tables.
In 1954 – The first shovel load of earth was dug on the Meyrin site of the first CERN Laboratory building in Geneva.