This Day In History - First ATM Opens 1969

First ATM Opens 1969

Saturday, September 2, 2023

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Event Description

On this day in 1969, America's first automatic teller machine(ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to visit a bank to conduct basic financial transactions. By the 1980s, these money machines had become widely popular and handled many of the functions previously performed by human tellers, such as check deposits and money transfers between accounts. Today, ATMsare as indispensable to most people as cell phones and e-mail.

Event Location

New York City, USA