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Today: April 20, 2014
Courtesy Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota

March 20, 1909

Founder of ACM Edmund Berkeley Is Born

Edmund Berkeley, founder of the Association of Computing Machinery, is born. A graduate of Harvard University, Berkeley participated in the development of Harvard's Mark II while enlisted in the Navy during World War II. In addition to co-founding the ACM in 1947, he wrote one of the first books on computers intended for a general audience, "Giant Brains, or Machines that Think."