Today in computer history: May 16th

Below are technology and computer-related events that happened on May 16th of every year during the evolution of computers. May 16th is the 137th day of 2024, which is a leap year. There are 229 days left in the year from this day.

Pafnuty Chebyshev pictureMay 16, 1821
203 years ago

Pafnuty Chebyshev was born, statistics, mechanics, and analytical geometry. Died December 8, 1894 (Age: 73).

Ivan Sutherland pictureMay 16, 1938
86 years ago

Ivan Sutherland was born, an inventor of the Sketchpad and co-founder of Evans and Sutherland.

HardwareMay 16, 1960
64 years ago

Physicist Theodore Maiman creates the first laser.

Peter Bentley pictureMay 16, 1972
52 years ago

Peter Bentley was born, a British author, computer scientist, and contributing editor for WIRED UK magazine.

ComputerMay 16, 2001
23 years ago

ATA-6 standard was approved by ANSI.

HackerMay 16, 2002
22 years ago

The movie Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released.

CompanyMay 16, 2005
19 years ago

Eidos was taken over by SCi Entertainment.

AppleMay 16, 2006
18 years ago

Apple released the MacBook.

ComputerMay 16, 2006
18 years ago

Toshiba released the first HD DVD player in a computer with the introduction of the Toshiba Qosmio 35.

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