Friday, February 29, 2008

Today in History: February 29

  • 1860 American inventor Herman Hollerith born; invented the punch-card tabulating machine, predecessor of the electronic computer, used for the 1890 census.
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1 comment:

  1. I guess it's to be expected that less than a quarter as many things have happened on this day of the year as any other day, (since there've only been 97 leap years every four centuries since the Gregorian reform took hold) but it's still weird to see only one item.


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