Herman Hollerith is born
29th February 1860
Herman Hollerith (29th February 1860 - November 17, 1929) is born. Hollerith was a German-American statistician who invented a punched card system for tabulating census statistics. This use of punched cards to store data was a standard mechanism for data storage and processing until the late 1970s. The company Hollerith founded to build his electrical tabulating machines would later form the basis of the IBM corporation.
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