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Today: September 15, 2014
The back cover of the UNIVAC brochure

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.