October 2: Retired ENIAC

On October 2, 1955, The ENIAC was retired after eleven years of calculation and processing. John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert debuted the machine in February 1946, boasting a 1,000-fold increase in speed over competitors. On the ENIAC, there were plugboards, switches, and punch cards. It was 1,000 square feet.

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