By Sam Carman
In 1642 Pascal invented the Calculator
1703 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invents the binary system
10th December 1815 Ada, Lady Lovelace, is Born
Augusta Ada King, Lady Lovelace, is born. Her father was Lord Byron, the famous poet. She was educated by private tutors, advanced study in mathematics being provided by De Morgan. Considered the first computer programmer, Ada worked with Charles Babbage writing extensive comments on his Difference Engine and Analytical Engine, and programming for the last one. She died on November 27, 1852
A century later, in the 1970's, the computer language ADA was developed and named after Ada, Lady Lovelace. Based on the language PASCAL, ADA is a general-purpose language designed to be readable and easily maintained.