Dates In History


1971 [Detail]
 1971 Ray Tomlinson sends the first email
 7th January NCR Century 100 installed at Gateway Foodmarkets
 7th January Post Office orders Ferranti Argus 500 system
 7th January First all British acoustic coupler introduced
 14th January Honeywell Information Systems new models
 17th February Intel announces the first EPROM
 11th March IBM 370/135 Launched
 11th March Honeywell introduces Series 6000
 11th March Ernie (premium bond draw machine) replaced by Plessey equipment
 25th March Marconi-Elliott Launchthe MECS 2000 range
 20th May Honeywell introduces the H58 Computer
 27th May Burroughs introduces L500 Visible Record Model
 29th June IBM CEO Thomas J Watson Jr. retires
 1st July ICL go ahead for 5 million sales to Russia
 8th July Olivetti launches P602 "minicomputer"
 9th September Decsystem 10 introduced
 7th October Nixdorf merge with AEG-Telefunken
 7th October ' Giant 7600 goes to Manchester University
 14th October DEC launches PDP-11/45 Giant Mini
 3rd November Bell Labs releases the first version of UNIX
 11th November First ICL 1906A arrives in Russia
 11th November Univac introduce the 9700
 11th November Philips Introduce P855 and P860
 15th November Intel launches the 4004, the first microprocessor

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