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First Computer Program

Date(s)
1948

The first computer program was run by The Manchester Baby in 1948, also known as the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM). The machine was built by Frederic Williams, Tom Kilburn, and Geoff Tootill to test the Williams-Kilburn tube at the University of Manchester. The program consisted of 17 instructions to find the highest proper factor of 2^18.

Sources
The Computer History Museum. (n.d.). The Stored Program. Computer History Museum. Retrieved December 20, 2021, from https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/87
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