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Steve jobs

February 24 1955

Steve jobs was born

Jobs Family Moved to Mountain View

1960

In 1960, the Jobs family moved to Mountain View in Santa Clara County, California. Today, this is commonly called Silicon Valley.

Job at HP

1968

In 1968, 13-year-old Steve Jobs got his first job, working at Hewlett-Packard in the summer after speaking directly to Bob Hewlett.

Met Steve Wozniak

1969

At 14, Jobs met Steve Wozniak. Wozniak was five years older, but the two shared a love for electronics.

Blue Boxes

1972

Jobs and Wozniak build and sell illegal blue boxes, allowing users to make telephone calls for free.

Reed College

1973

Jobs enrolled at Reed College, but dropped out after a semester. He moved to a hippie commune after dropping out. Jobs later takes a job working for Atari.

Apple I

March 1976

In 1976, Wozniak and Jobs show the first board for the Apple I at the Homebrew Computer Club. On April 1, Jobs, Wozniak and Ron Wayne incorporate as Apple Computer.

Apple II

April 17, 1977

From a humble beginning in Jobs' garage, Apple Computer is continuing to grow. They show the Apple II at the West Coast Computer Fair.

Apple Goes Public

December 12, 1980

Apple Computer entered the stock market in 1980, making Jobs, already successful, remarkably wealthy.

Macintosh Introduced

January 24, 1984

In January 1984, Macintosh was introduced at the Apple Shareholders meeting.

NeXT Founded

September 17, 1985

After a coup at Apple that stripped Jobs of executive responsibility, he, along with some other individuals from Apple, founded NeXT.

Pixar

January 30, 1986

Jobs purchased the computer animation division of George Lucas' ILM and incorporates it as Pixar.

Entrepreneur of the Decade

April 1989

As NeXT and Pixar grew, Jobs was named entrepreneur of the decade by Inc. Magazine.

Pixar Signed Deal with Disney

May 1991

In May 1991, Pixar, now solely devoted to animation with no remaining hardware production, signed to produce a feature length film with Disney. The feature film, released several years later, is Toy Story. After the release of Toy Story, Pixar goes public, making Jobs a billionaire.

Apple Purchased NeXT

December 1996

In December 1996, Apple purchased the NeXT operating system and brought Jobs back onboard as an advisor. He returns to his former role as CEO in July 1997.

Release of the first iPod

October 23, 2001

The now successful Apple released the first iPod in 2001. Jobs had no idea how much it would change the company or technology.

Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer(Fall 2003)

2003

In the fall of 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but refused traditional medical treatments in favor of alternative therapies. He finally opts for surgery in August 2004.

The iPhone

January 9, 2007

In January 2007, Jobs introduced the item most closely associated with Apple today: the iPhone. The iPhone 3G followed in 2008.

Liver Transplant

April 2009

After taking a medical leave of absence, Jobs, only weeks from death, had a liver transplant.

Release of iPad and iPhone 4

2010

In 2010, Jobs announced the release of the first tablet, the iPad, and an improved iPhone, the iPhone 4.

Resigned

August 24, 2011

On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned from Apple, handing the reigns to Tim Cook. His health had worsened.

Death of Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs died at home on October 5, 2011, surrounded by his family.