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This Day in History

Today: April 17, 2014

June 16, 1951

U.S. Census Bureau Dedicates UNIVAC I Computer.

The U.S. Census Bureau dedicated its first UNIVAC computer -- and experienced its first programming error. Once the bugs were fixed, the UNIVAC I became the first commercial computer to attract widespread public attention. Remington Rand eventually sold 46 machines at more than $1 million each.