These dates aren't in the textbook, I found them on wikipedia.
First slide rule using Napier's logarithms by William Oughtred
William Oughtred created the first slide rule in 1621. It remained in use as an essential tool through the 1960s.
Schickard's Calculator developed by Wilhelm Schickard
Pascaline developed by Blaise Pascal
Mechanical device that could be used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Leibniz Calculator developed by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Similar to the Pascaline.
de Colmar's Arithmometer developed by Thomas de Colmar
Thomas de Colmar's Arithmometer was the first mass-produced mechanical calculator.
Difference Engine proposed by Charles Babbage
1822 - 1833
Babbage worked on the device for 11 years, but never created a working version of the device.
Analytical Engine designed by Charles Babbage
Hollerith Tabulating Machine first used by US Census Bureau
Hollerith incorporated The Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. Became IBM in 1924.
The Tabulating Machine Company becomes IBM
Atanasoff-Berry Computer prototype developed by Atanasoff and Berry
1937 - 1942
John V. Atanasoff and Clifford E. Berry, a professor and grad student respectively, from Iowa State University created the first computer to use vacuum tubes instead of mechanical switches for processing circuitry.
IBM Harvard Mark I
Officially named the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator it was moved to Harvard where it acquired its nickname. It was also decimal-based instead of binary-based.
Z3 developed by Konrad Zuse completed
1941 - 1943
The world's first working programmable, fully automatic computing machine. Finished in 1941 and destroyed in 1943 by Allied bombing during WWII.
1943 - 1946
Designed to calculate trajectory tables for the military, it wasn't finished until after the end of WWII. It was dedicated in 1946 to make atomic energy calculations and missile trajectory tables.
COLOSSUS created by British devlopers
COLOSSUS successfully broke codes during WWII giving Allies an advantage.
Transistors used for regulators and switches.
AT&T Bell Laboratories.
UNIVAC completed by the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp.
The first commercially successful digital computer. After its completion, Remington Rand, IBM's rival, bought the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp.
Integrated Circuit development
Made possible by independent research by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor.
DEC PDP-8 introduced by DEC
The first commercially successful minicomputer
The advvent of third-generation computing using integrated circuits
IBM 360 orders first filled
Intel 4004 chip and fourth generation computers appeared
Ted Hoff developed the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004.
6800 8-bit processor from Motorola
These processors were used in Apple II and Commodore PCs.
ex-Motorola engineers created the 6502 8-bit processor
Mark-8 featured in popular electronics
Forerunner of today's personal computer.
MITS Altair announced
Considered the first commercial microcomputer
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found Apple Computer Corporation, release Apple I
Z80, an enhanced 8080 microprocessor by Zilog
Enhanced 8080 microprocessor introduced by Zilog
8085 released by Intel, an enhancement of the 8080
Apple II introduced
IBM begins marketing 'personal computer', named IBM PC
Apple Lisa introduced
$10,000 price tag...
Cheaper than the Lisa.
DEC purchased by Compaq
Portable computers outsell desktop computers
Smartphones outsell desktop and notebook computeres