Colossus was created by Tommy Flowers and Alan Turing in an effort to crack the Lorenz Cipher used by the Germans.
The first "Freely Programable" computer was created in 1951.
After scoring a 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT, Gates enrolled in Harvard University.
The first of a series of successful computer operating systems was launched.
As a side venture, after his financial portfolio skyrocketed, Gates started a company by the name of Corbis. This company specializes in digital imaging.
Microsoft goes to court for the alleged abuse of monopoly power.
Gates founds the "Bill and Melinda Gates foundation" in order to pursue his intrest in philanthropy.