This Day in History: December 8
December 8, 1947
The Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. Is Incorporated
The Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation is incorporated. After a dispute with the administration at the University of Pennsylvania over ENIAC patent rights, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly started the company that, after several mergers, produced the BINAC for Northrop Aircraft and the UNIVAC. Grace Murray Hopper joined Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. as a senior mathematician in 1949. In 1950, before completing the UNIVAC, the company became a division of Remington Rand, IBM’s main challenger throughout the 1970s.