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.”
1951 – The US Census Bureau officially put UNIVAC I into service calling it the world’s first commercial computer.
1962 – The European Space Research Organization, which would become the European Space Agency, was established in Paris.
1967 – NASA launched Mariner 5 on its mission to fly by Venus.
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