2020 IT holidays calendar
In 1983, Arpanet changed its main protocol from NCP to TCP/IP, which led to emergence of the modern Internet.
In 1977, Apple produced its first computer.
Donald Knut, an American scientist, "father" of modern programming, was born in 1938.
Birth of the web browser. In 1992, Berners-Lee Tim, "the father of World Wide Web", released the web browser, a program that allows you to browse the Internet.
In 1984, sales of the first Macintosh computers started in the USA.
Facebook was launched in 2004.
In 1985, Microsoft announced creation of the Word text processor for IBM PCs; in 2001, Pope John Paul II nominated St. Isidore of Seville as the patron saint of the Internet.
Safer Internet Day.
In 1946, IBM presented ENIAC – one of the first computers in the world.
Computer Scientist Day; Niklaus Wirt, a Swiss scientist, programming theorist, lead developer of Pascal and other languages, was born in 1934.
In 1993, Yukihiro Matsumoto began creating the Ruby programming language.
In 1956, network cable for computers was patented in the USA.
In 1977, a supercomputer designed by Seymour Cray was installed in Los Alamos.
In 1989, CERN invented the World Wide Web (WWW), better known as the Internet.
World Backup Day or World Data Protection Day.
In 1964, IBM announced the birth of its legendary System/360. In 1969, this was the symbolic date of birth of the Internet – the publication of RFC 1.
World Creativity and Innovation Day or International Technology Dummies Day.
In 1981, Xerox released its "STAR 8010", the first mass market computer with a mouse and a graphic interface.
Styles table reloading day. The first event took place in 2006, when thousands of webmasters brought their sites in line with the new CSS web standards.
World Password Day.
World Technology for the Future Day.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
In 1997, Hewlett-Packard released its first portable computer running under Windows CE.
Geek Pride Day.
Tim Berners-Lee, one of the inventors of the Internet, was born in 1955.
Sales of the first computer, UNIVAC 1, started in Washington in 1951.
In 1948, the first computer program was launched on Manchester Small Experimental Machine ("Baby"), the first computer with von Neumann memory architecture.
Twitter was launched in 2006.
The decision to increase the number of Internet domains was made in 2000.
System Administrator Appreciation Day. In 1996, the Federal Court of New York repealed legislation restricting freedom of expression on the Internet.
In 1991, CERN created the world's first HTML-based web page on NeXT.
Jimmy Donal Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, was born in 1966.
One of the "birthdays of the Internet." In 1969, the University of California laboratory hosted the first successful data transfer between two computers placed side-by-side.
Computer Scientist and Programmer Day. Haskell Brooks Curry, an American mathematician and logician, was born in 1900. Two programming languages were named after him: Curry and Haskell.
In 1954, computer executed the first program in the language of FORTRAN.
Yandex' birthday. The first version of Android was presented in 2008.
World Day against Software Patents.
International Day for Universal Access to Information.
In 2017, Alphabet announced the creation of an improved version of AI AlphaGo.
Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day.
International Caps Lock Day.
In 1969, the first data transfer between two computers in a network was performed as part of the ARPANET project – yet another likely date of birth of the Internet.
World Geographic Information Systems Day (GIS Day).
Name Your PC Day.
Computer Security Day.
Born in 1924, John Backus, an American mathematician, created the programming language FORTRAN; World Computer Graphics Day (Designer and Animator Day).
In 1968, Douglas Carl Engelbart first demonstrated a computer mouse and hypertext.
In 1946, the first programmable computer was patented in Britain.
In 1994, the first organizational meeting of the World Wide Web (W3C) consortium was held at MIT. Tim Berners-Lee became its first Director.