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December 5: Richard Wexelblat Recieves First Computer Science Degree

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December 5: Richard Wexelblat Recieves First Computer Science Degree

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Richard Wexelblat – History of Programming Languages

1965 - Richard Wexelblat was the first candidate to complete his doctoral dissertation, hence giving him a degree in “Computer Science“. It was presented at the University of Pennsylvania - Moore School of Electrical Engineering. Richard went on to write the “History of Programming Languages” (ISBN:0-12-745040-8)

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