Today in computer history: June 21

The 172th day of 2021. There are 193 days left in the year from this day.

ComputerJune 21, 1948
73 years ago

The world's first stored-program computer, the SSEM (Small Scale Experimental Machine), nicknamed the 'Manchester Baby' is built by Tom Kilburn.

Tim Bray pictureJune 21, 1955
66 years ago

Tim Bray was born, a Canadian software developer who helped create XML.

Pierre Omidyar pictureJune 21, 1967
54 years ago

Pierre Omidyar was born, a French-born entrepreneur, founder, and chairman of the eBay auction site.

Edward Snowden pictureJune 21, 1983
38 years ago

Edward Snowden was born, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from NSA to mainstream media.

IBMJune 21, 1988
33 years ago

IBM introduces the AS/400 computers.

BankruptJune 21, 2002
19 years ago

WorldCom the number 2 long-distance telephone and data service company filed for bankruptcy.

ComputerJune 21, 2011
10 years ago

Final Cut Pro was released by Macromedia.

ComputerJune 21, 2018
3 years ago

The University of Michigan announced the creation of the world's smallest computer, an ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller measuring 0.3 mm on each side.

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