WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 08, 2018 - Hollerith applies for punch card counting machine patent in 1887
(Worldkings.org) On June 8, 1887, Herman Hollerith applied for US patent #395,781 for his punch card counting machine, a device considered to be among the foundations of the modern information processing industry and one that would, in part, lead to the formation of IBM.
(Worldkings.org) IBM is one of 30 companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and one of the world's largest employers, with (as of 2016) nearly 380,000 employees.
(Worldkings)Charles Ranlett Flint (January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1934) was an American and was the founder of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company which later became IBM. For his financial dealings he earned the moniker "Father of Trusts"