Today in computer history: August 15

The 227th day of 2022. There are 138 days left in the year from this day.

Leslie Comrie pictureAugust 15, 1893
129 years ago

Leslie Comrie was born, an Astronomer and a pioneer in mechanical computation, first to use punched cards. Died December 11, 1950 (Age: 57).

Paul Rand pictureAugust 15, 1914
108 years ago

Paul Rand was born, an American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs. Died November 26, 1996 (Age: 82).

Sergio Verdu pictureAugust 15, 1958
64 years ago

Sergio Verdu was born, a professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University who teaches and conducts research on Information Theory.

AMDAugust 15, 2006
16 years ago

AMD introduced the Socket F CPU socket.

GoogleAugust 15, 2011
11 years ago

Google announces it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

HackerAugust 15, 2012
10 years ago

Employees of Saudi Aramco began to notice their computers were acting strangely. They later discovered that they are victims of the largest cyber attack to date. The attack resulted in the data of at least 35,000 computers being partially or totally wiped out. The company's network did not come back online until five months later.

ComputerAugust 15, 2016
6 years ago

The open source operating system Fuchsia was first released.

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