June 1, 1957

Jeff Hawkins, who invented the Palm Pilot and Treo, was born. The Palm Pilot was launched on March 10, 1997.

In 2002, Hawkins founded the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, which promotes and conducts research on memory and cognition. In 2003, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering “for the creation of the hand-held computing paradigm and the creation of the first commercially successful example of a hand-held computing device.”