Kathleen Antonelli

Kathleen Antonelli

Born Feb 12, 1921

Kathleen "Kay" McNulty Mauchly Antonelli was one of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.

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1921 Birth She was born Kathleen Rita McNulty in the small village of Creeslough in the Gaeltacht area (Irish-speaking region) of County Donegal, Ireland on February 12, 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. … Read More


1942 21 Years Old She graduated with a degree in mathematics in June 1942, one of only a few mathematics majors out of a class of 92 women. … Read More
1945 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In June 1945, Kay was selected to be one of its first programmers, along with several other women from the computer corps: Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, and Ruth Lichterman, and a fifth computer named Helen Greenman (nicknamed "Greenie").
1947 26 Years Old Kay McNulty was transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground's Ballistics Research Laboratory along with the ENIAC when it was moved there in mid-1947. … Read More
1948 27 Years Old Resigning her post at Aberdeen, and without the blessing of her Irish Catholic parents, she married him in 1948. … Read More


1997 76 Years Old She was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 1997 along with the other original ENIAC programmers, and she accepted the induction of John Mauchly into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio in 2002. Kay died from cancer in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania on April 20, 2006 at the age of 85.
2006 85 Years Old Died in 2006.
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