Today in computer history: May 22

The 142th day of 2021. There are 223 days left in the year from this day.

William Sturgeon pictureMay 22, 1783
238 years ago

William Sturgeon was born, a physicist and inventor who was first to make electromagnets and inventor of the first practical English electric motor. Died December 4, 1850 (Age: 67).

CompanyMay 22, 1973
48 years ago

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) was established to perform basic computing and electronic research.

GameMay 22, 1980
41 years ago

Namco released Pac-Man as an arcade game in Japan.

Dustin Moskovitz pictureMay 22, 1984
37 years ago

Dustin Moskovitz was born, a co-founder of the social networking website Facebook.

MicrosoftMay 22, 1990
31 years ago

Microsoft Windows 3.0 was released.

GameMay 22, 1998
23 years ago

Unreal was released by Epic MegaGames. The game is credited by helping to popularize the Unreal engine, which still is used today.

GoogleMay 22, 2007
14 years ago

Google releases Google Trends.

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