Today in computer history: May 16

The 136th day of 2022. There are 229 days left in the year from this day.

Pafnuty Chebyshev pictureMay 16, 1821
201 years ago

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

Ivan Sutherland pictureMay 16, 1938
84 years ago

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

HardwareMay 16, 1960
62 years ago

Physicist Theodore Maiman creates the first laser.

Peter Bentley pictureMay 16, 1972
50 years ago

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

ComputerMay 16, 2001
21 years ago

ATA-6 standard was approved by ANSI.

HackerMay 16, 2002
20 years ago

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

CompanyMay 16, 2005
17 years ago

Eidos was taken over by SCi Entertainment.

AppleMay 16, 2006
16 years ago

Apple released the MacBook.

ComputerMay 16, 2006
16 years ago

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

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