Late 1963: Douglas Engelbart, founder and director of the Augmented Human Intellect Research Center at Stanford Research Institute, conceives of a device to more easily move a cursor around a computer screen. (Source: "Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing," Thierry Bardini, 2000; link: @)
1964: Bill English, a computer engineer working with Engelbart, builds a "mouse" prototype.
1965: The term "mouse" would first be used in "Computer-Aided Display Control," a paper by Engelbart, English and Bonnie Huddart.
December 9, 1968: The mouse is demonstrated publicly for the first time.
-- Image from MouseSite (linked below)
* "Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework" (Engelbart, 1962): @
* "Computer-Aided Display Control": @
* "Father of the mouse" (from Doug Engelbart Institute): @
* "History in pictures" (from Doug Engelbart Institute): @
* MouseSite (from Stanford University): @
* Mouse patent (application 1967, approval 1970): @