This week in 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone, the same day as Elisha Gray, who many people believe should actually be credited with inventing the telephone.
1924 – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changed its name to a much simpler, International Business Machines , or the company we know as IBM.
1946 – ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
1954 – British company, J. Lyons and Co. Used LEO 1, or “Lyons Electronic Office”, to produce a payroll report. It was the first time in history a computer was used in business.
2000 – Windows 2000 Professional Edition was released. Windows 2000 was an “the next generation NT operating system” that Microsoft said took four years and cost over $1 billion to develop.
And this week in 2005 – YouTube was launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and the main source for viral videos.