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Herman Hollerith Died

17th November 1929
Herman Hollerith Died

Herman Hollerith dies of a heart attack at age 69. Hollerith's experience before he was 30 -- at the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Patent Office and as instructor in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- set the stage for inventing the successful card system for the 1890 census.

After this achievement, Hollerith set up his Tabulating Machine Co. in 1896. In 1911 it became the Computer-Tabulating-Recording Co., which Thomas Watson Sr. joined in 1914. A decade later it became International Business Machines.


 

 

 


 

Herman Hollerith Died

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