Today in computer history: October 12

The 285th day of 2021. There are 80 days left in the year from this day.

CompanyOctober 12, 1847
174 years ago

Siemens was founded.

CompanyOctober 12, 1887
134 years ago

Yamaha was founded.

CompanyOctober 12, 1919
102 years ago

The Olympus company was established by Takeshi Yamashita.

Ole-Johan Dahl pictureOctober 12, 1931
90 years ago

Ole-Johan Dahl was born, a Norwegian computer scientist considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming. Died June 29, 2002 (Age: 70).

Paul Otellini pictureOctober 12, 1950
71 years ago

Paul Otellini was born, an American businessman and current president of Intel.

Bram Cohen pictureOctober 12, 1975
46 years ago

Bram Cohen was born, the author of the P2P BitTorrent protocol.

Sarah Lane pictureOctober 12, 1976
45 years ago

Sarah Lane was born, an American television and Internet personality.

ComputerOctober 12, 1984
37 years ago

The United States introduced the Comprehensive Crime Control act. The act was amended several times to help prevent and protect users against computer crime and computer fraud.

ComputerOctober 12, 1988
33 years ago

Steve Jobs unveils the NeXT computer.

MicrosoftOctober 12, 2004
17 years ago

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 was released.

CompanyOctober 12, 2015
6 years ago

Dell announced it had agreed to acquire EMC for approximately $67 billion.

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