IEEE Magnetics Society History
August 26, 1964 - They started out 'TOC Nonlinear Magnetics'. Their name was changed on this day by the IEEE Executive Board to 'Group on Magnetics'.
1972 - 'Group on Magnetics' became 'Magnetics Society'.
Here is a link to an article by Ron Goldfarb on the history of the IEEE Magnetics Society.
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