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Fascinating facts about William Higinbotham inventor of Tennis for Two  in 1958.

William Higinbotham
AT A GLANCE:
As the Head of the Instrumentation Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Willy Higinbotham, invented the world's first video game to entertain visitors to the Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is said to have expressed regret that he would more likely be famous for his invention of a game than for his work on nuclear non-proliferation
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Inventor: William Alfred Higinbotham  a.k.a. Willy Higinbotham
William Higinbotham photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Criteria: First to invent.
Birth: October 25, 1910
Death: November 10, 1994
Nationality: American
Invention: Tennis for Two Video Game in 1958
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Function: noun / precursor to Pong
Definition: Believed to be the world's first computer video game. It was created on an oscilloscope to entertain visitors during visitor days at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Patent: Never patented. Developed while a government employee.
Milestones:
1910 Born October 25,
1958 Developed computer video games "Tennis for Two"
1994 Died Npvember 10,
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