Google has remembered the 107th birthday of computer pioneer Grace Hopper with a doodle.

Hopper, born as Grace Brewster Murray in 1906 and known as the "mother" of Cobol computer language, was the first woman to graduate from Yale University with a doctorate in maths.

Hopper married New York University professor Vincent Foster Hopper in 1930 and got divorced in 1945 but continued to retain his surname.

During World War II, Hopper assisted the U.S. military forces by working on the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, an "electronic brain" that calculated rocket trajectories and was ultimately used to construct the atomic bomb.

Post-war, Hopper, who believed that computer language should closer to English language rather than machine codes, continued with her research and invented key software technologies and persuaded government agencies and industries to agree on a common computer language, that led to the development of COBOL (an acronym for COmmon Business-Oriented Language).

Hopper also served as director of the U.S. Navy Programming languages Group during 1967 and 1977 and, though she retired in 1963, Hopper was promoted to the rank of captain in 1973 and she traveled widely on international lecturing tours and rose to the rank of rear admiral.

Hopper died in 1992 and was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetary.

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