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May 1: First BASIC Program Written

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May 1: First BASIC Program Written

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1964- John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz run the first BASIC program at 4 AM in Darthmouth. The duo used a General Electric 225 mainframe computer and ran a simple compiler program.

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