This Day in History: UNIVAC Computer Delivered to the US Census Bureau (1951)

This Day in History:
UNIVAC Computer Delivered to the US Census Bureau (1951)

By 1870, the US population was so large that hand-counting the census was no longer feasible. Despite the invention of a counting machine, by the time the 1880 census was tabulated, it was almost 1890. Dealing with so much data remained a problem until the late 1940s, when the Census Bureau commissioned the first civilian computer. In 1951, it was used to count part of the 1950 census and was so successful that the bureau bought another. What presidential election did UNIVAC correctly predict? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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