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Today: October 24, 2014

October 13, 1915

Computer Pioneer Burks Born

A principal designer of the ENIAC, Arthur Burks, was born. Burks -- who was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and educated at DePauw University and the University of Michigan -- did extensive work on the ENIAC, the machine designed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School and completed in 1946. After working with J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly on the ENIAC, Burks moved on to Princeton University, where he helped John von Neumann develop his computer at the Institute for Advanced Studies.