WORLD’S FIRST COMPUTER MADE PUBLIC ON THIS DATE IN 1946

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Left to right above are John W. Mauchly and John P. Eckert

ENIAC short for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, was the world’s
first general-purpose electronic computer. It was a digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems. ENIAC was designed to calculate artillery firing data for the U.S. Army’s Ballistic Research Laboratory. The computer was conceived and designed by John W. Mauchly and John P. Eckert
(photo above) of the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical
Engineering. The project was financed by the U.S. Army during World War ll.

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Above are photos of the ENIAC and programmers at the University of Pennsylvania

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A WORLD PREMIER ON THIS DATE IN 1939

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Premiere
The premier was held at LOEW’S GRAND theater in Atlanta.

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TODAY IS JULIANNE MOORE’S 50th BIRTHDAY

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Actress Julianne Moore’s career began in the mid 
1980’S with TV soaps like AS THE WORLD TURNS 
on CBS, shown above. Her many films include
THE BIG LEBOWSKI in 1998 and HANNIBAL
released in 2001.

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