1961:
Engelbert invents the traditional mouse design
1963:
Bill English designs the first prototype
1968:
The mouse makes its public debut in San Francisco
1974:
The modern single-ball, two-button mouse is developed by Jean-Daniel Nicoud in Switzerland
1983:
Microsoft introduces the Microsoft® Mouse
1984:
Logitech designs its first cordless mouse
1985:
Logitech introduces TrackMan®- the first thumb-operated trackball®
1987:
Microsoft introduces the Dove Bar; its first ergonomically designed contoured mouse
1995:
Mouse Systems develops the first mouse equipped with a scroll wheel – the ProAgio
1996:
Microsoft introduces Intellimouse®, which combines the Microsoft Mouse 2.0 with a scroll wheel
1998:
Apple is the first company to use USB for its mice
1999:
Agilent releases an optical mouse sensor that becomes the basis for optical mice designs. eliminating the need for ball based mechanisms.
1999:
Microsoft introduces optical mice.
2000:
Logitech introduces its first optical mice based on Agilent’s mouse sensor
2002:
Logitech launches the first rechargeable mouse