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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz started his work on what later will be known as stepped reckoner.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz finished his stepped reckoner, which was used to to multiply by numbers over 9 and to divide by a multidigit divisor.
Basile Bouchon makes the first attempt to create a first automated loom weaver He used the idea of punched cards which would make the machine weave in different patterns.
In 1740 Jacques Vaucanson created a successful a version of an automated loom machine Just like in basils invention it used cards but instead of being paper punched they were pased-board cards and other twiks which were personal to Jacques.
Jacques de Vaucanson has invented some interesting mechanisms which were later on used in invension of Joseph Marie Jacquard
In the late 1880s, the American Herman Hollerith invented data storage on punched cards that could then be read by the machine. Hollerith's method was used in the 1890 United States Census.
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