Today – April 9

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

John Eckert – co-inventor with John Mauchly of the first commercial electronic digital computer (ENIAC)

Kay McNulty hands a print-out of ENIAC results...
Kay McNulty hands a print-out of ENIAC results to its inventors Pres Eckert (left) and John Mauchly (right) in a newsreel dating from 1946. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Adam Presper “Pres” Eckert Jr. (April 9, 1919 – June 3, 1995) was an American electrical engineer and computer pioneer. With John Mauchly he invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), presented the first course in computing topics (the Moore School Lectures), founded the first commercial computer company (the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation), and designed the first commercial computer in the U.S., the UNIVAC, which incorporated Eckert’s invention of the mercury delay line memory.

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