Today in computer history: May 17

The 137th day of 2021. There are 228 days left in the year from this day.

Joseph Henry pictureMay 17, 1797
224 years ago

Joseph Henry was born, an American scientist who discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance. Died May 13, 1878 (Age: 80).

CompanyMay 17, 1865
156 years ago

The committee now known as the ITU was founded.

Alan Kay pictureMay 17, 1940
81 years ago

Alan Kay was born, a computer pioneer who help create the idea of a laptop computer, GUI, Ethernet, laser printing, and Smalltalk.

CourtMay 17, 1955
66 years ago

An wang was issued patent #2,708,722 helping develop magnetic core memory.

Rosalind Picard pictureMay 17, 1962
59 years ago

Rosalind Picard was born, professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.

IntelMay 17, 1999
22 years ago

The Intel Pentium III 550MHz processor was introduced.

GameMay 17, 2009
12 years ago

Minecraft game was released.

Hewlett-PackardMay 17, 2019
2 years ago

Hewlett-Packard announced the purchase of Cray for $1.3 billion.

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