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    FIRST ELECTRONIC DIGITAL COMPUTER
    October 19, 1973 - Iowa State University, U.S.A.

    A US Federal Judge signed his decision following a lengthy court trial which declared the ENIAC patent invalid and belatedly credited physicist John Atanasoff with developing the first electronic digital computer, the Atanasoff- Berry Computer or the ABC. Built in 1937-42 at Iowa State University by Atanadoff and a graduate student, Clifford Berry, it introduced the ideas of binary arithmetic, regenerative memory, and logic circuits. These ideas were communicated from Atanasoff to John Mauchly, who used them in the design of the better-known ENIAC built and patented several years later.

    ISLAMIST GROUPS ATTACK BHUTTO CONVOY IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMP
    October 19, 2007 - Pakistan

    A major attack on the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto motorcade in Karachi leaves more than 100 supporters dead, but the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is unhurt. Accusations are made that the current government leadership and intelligence agencies who were going to lose power were behind the attack.

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