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Today: August 31, 2016
IBM 7090 Analysis and Computation Center

November 30, 1959

IBM Delivers 7090 Mainframe Computers

The first two IBM 7090 computers are delivered. Along with the faster version, which IBM released three years later, the series was a popular family of transistorized mainframes. Designed for scientific research and large-scale technological application, the computers were used in such projects as the Mercury and Gemini space flights and the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System.