Today in computer history: March 1st

Below are technology and computer-related events that happened on March 1st of every year during the evolution of computers. March 1st is the 61th day of 2024, which is a leap year. There are 305 days left in the year from this day.

I. Bernard Cohen pictureMarch 1, 1914
110 years ago

I. Bernard Cohen was born, a professor of the history of science at Harvard and author of numerous books on the history of science and computers. Died June 23, 2003 (Age: 89).

Donald Shell pictureMarch 1, 1924
100 years ago

Donald Shell was born, an American computer scientist and creator of the Shell sort sorting algorithm. Died November 2, 2015 (Age: 91).

Louis Gerstner pictureMarch 1, 1942
82 years ago

Louis Gerstner was born, Chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until 2002.

ComputerMarch 1, 1973
51 years ago

The first computer monitor was released as part of the Xerox Alto computer system. The monitor used CRT technology and had a monochrome display.

CompanyMarch 1, 1995
29 years ago

Yahoo! was incorporated.

ComputerMarch 1, 2007
17 years ago

The RoHS symbol was first used.

InternetMarch 1, 2008
16 years ago

AOL discontinues support for the Netscape browser.

GameMarch 1, 2011
13 years ago

The MMORPG Rift was first launched in North America.

GameMarch 1, 2013
11 years ago

The first gaming tablet was released by Razer, named the Razer Edge Pro.

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