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Computer Science Timeline
This is specifically related to CS1001/1011 at The University Of Manchester.

1791 - 1871 Charles Babbage started a difference engine, and planned an analytical engine.
1936 Alan M. Turing publishes "On Computing Numbers With An Application To The Entscheidungsproblem", and meets Von Neumann at Princeton.
1937 - 1939 John V. Atanasoff invents binary electronic computing machine.
1941 Atanasoff builds a more advanced machine, the ABC.
1942 Tom Kilburn and FC Williams at TRE (Telecomms Research Establishment).
1938 - 1944 Konrad Zuse builds Z1 to Z4, electro-mechanical machines, sold company to Siemens.
1939 - 1945 Turing works at Bletchley Park. Collossus secretly built, directed by Max Newman.
1945 ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) built at University Of Pennsylvania by John Mauchly and Presper Eckert to calculate ballistics tables.
1945 Max Newman accepts Chair Of Mathematics at University Of Manchester, and receives a grant to set up computing laboratory.
1946 FC Williams takes Chair Of Electrotechnics at University Of Manchester, and Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill follow.
1946 - 1947 Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill (under FC Williams) work on CRT store.
1945 - 1948 Turing designed ACE.
1948 Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill work on computer to test CRT store, based on 'Von Neumann' concept.
June 21st 1948 The 'Baby' runs first program successfully.
1947 - 1951 Von Neumann, Mauchly and Eckert design and build EDVAC, a machine following 'Von Neumann' stored program concept.
1949 'Baby' enhanced to become Mark I, Turing wrote a long division routine for it.
1949 Maurice Wilkes builds EDSAC at Cambridge, based on EDVAC.
February 1951 Ferranti work with Williams and Kilburn to make commercial machine, Max Newman provided support, and Turing wrote a programming manual.
1952 - 1953 Transistor Computer designed in Manchester, eventually sold by Metropolitan Vickers as MV950.
1954 MEG designed, based on Mark I.
1956 MUSE (microsecond computer) designed in Manchester.
1957 Ferranti sold Mercury machines, from MEG design.
1957 - 1963 Mercury computer used at University Of Manchester.
1962 MUSE renamed to Atlas and sold by Ferranti (or ICT, as it became).
1962 - 1971 Atlas provides Manchester's computing service.
1974 - 1979 MU5 provides Manchester's computing service, commericalised by ICL.
1998 Baby rebuilt.