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  • Manchester, England
    Monday Jun 21, 1948

    Computer

    The world's First Stored-Program Computer

    Manchester, England
    Monday Jun 21, 1948

    The Manchester Baby was the world's first stored-program computer. It was built at the Victoria University of Manchester by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill, and ran its first program on 21 June 1948. It was designed as a testbed for the Williams tube, the first random-access digital storage device. Although the computer was considered "small and primitive" by the standards of its time, it was the first working machine to contain all of the elements essential to a modern electronic computer.




  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1948

    Prince Charles

    Baptism

    Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1948

    He was baptised in the palace's Music Room by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, on 15 December 1948.




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