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29/02/1860 American inventor Herman Hollerith is born

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He is regarded as one of the seminal figures in the development of data processing. He constructed the electromechanical tabulating machine. It was capable of summarizing data stored on punched cards. Hollerith developed the machine when he was working for the U. S. Census Bureau. Later he started his own company, which became IBM.
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