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Friday, July 7, 1752
Joseph-Marie Jacquard is born
The Jacquard loom is invented about 1801. This pioneered the use of punched cards for storing instructions. Within ten years, this invention was attacked because of the huge societal change that resulted from the industrial revolution. By 1890, Herman Hollerith uses punched cards for a machine to tabulate the US census.