William Henry Gates III

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First ever computer was created for the code breaking efforts of WWII

06/08/1945

Colossus was created by Tommy Flowers and Alan Turing in an effort to crack the Lorenz Cipher used by the Germans.

First Comercial Computer Created

01/01/1951

The first "Freely Programable" computer was created in 1951.

William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington

10/28/1955

First Integrated Circuit or "Silicon Chip" was invented

09/01/1958

Bill Gates Enrolls in Harvard University

01/01/1973

After scoring a 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT, Gates enrolled in Harvard University.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen form a "partnership" by the name of Micro-soft

04/04/1975

Apple releases its first computer

04/01/1976

Microsoft opens its first international office in Japan

11/01/1978

Microsoft and IBM partner to bring the world the first user friendly computer

01/01/1980

Microsoft 1.0 Released

01/01/1985

The first of a series of successful computer operating systems was launched.

Gates Founds "Corbis"

01/01/1989

As a side venture, after his financial portfolio skyrocketed, Gates started a company by the name of Corbis. This company specializes in digital imaging.

Gates marries Melinda French

01/01/1994

Microsoft v. United States

05/18/1998

Microsoft goes to court for the alleged abuse of monopoly power.

Gates founds the "Bill and Melinda Gates foundation"

01/01/2000

Gates founds the "Bill and Melinda Gates foundation" in order to pursue his intrest in philanthropy.

William Henry Gates III steps down from CEO duties at Microsoft

05/27/2008