Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1800 - 1850 | Theme: Data Processing / Computing
1801 – 1821Joseph-Marie Jacquard's Loom Uses Punched Cards to Store Patterns 1820
The Thomas Arithmometer, the First Commercially Produced Mechanical Calculator 1822Babbage Begins Construction of his Difference Engine No. 1 1832 – 1835Babbage's "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures" Begins Operations Research 1836Coriolis Solves Differential Equations Using a Mechanical Device 1840 – 1843Luigi Menabrea Publishes the First Computer Programs, Designed for Babbage's Analytical Engine. Ada Lovelace Translates them Into English 1843 – 1857The Contributions of the Scheutz Brothers to the Early History of Difference Engines and the Calculating and Printing of Mathematical Tables October 1843The First Published Computer Programs, Translated and Augmented by Lord Byron's Daughter 1844The First Full-Length Exposition in English of an Evolutionary Theory of Biology is Published Anonymously May 30, 1848The First of the Industrial Insurance Companies that Processed Immense Amounts of Data Circa 1850Flong as an "Immutable Form of Information Capture"