This Day in History: February 16

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The ENIAC is Dedicated.
Eckert and Mauchly with the ENIAC

February 16, 1946

The ENIAC is Dedicated.

The formal dedication ceremony served to demonstrate the Moore School’s leadership in the field of electronic digital computers and the Army’s foresight in funding the project.

Six weeks after the dedication ceremony, Eckert and Mauchly resigned from the Moore School. Since they were unwilling to relinquish their patent rights to the EDVAC, the Moore School felt that their association with the University had to be severed.