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Today: April 20, 2014

March 19, 1972

Atanasoff Judged Official "Inventor" of Computer

John Vincent Atanasoff emerges as victor from a protracted U.S. legal battle for the title of the inventor of the electronic digital computer. A judge determined his work had preceded and contributed to development of the ENIAC machine, whose inventors had previously been credited.