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Today: April 16, 2014
Nathaniel Rochester.

January 14, 1919

IBM's 701 Chief Architect Nathaniel Rochester is Born

The chief architect of IBM's first scientific computer, the 701, is born. Nathaniel Rochester also developed the prototype for the IBM 702, the growing company's first commercial computer. Both machines signaled IBM’s slow transition from its lucrative punch card accounting business to markets based on developments in electronics resulting from WW II research and development.