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Microsoft - Notable Historical Events

Bill GatesApr 4, 1975

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Microsoft - Historical Events
Date Event
1975-04-04

Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

1981-06-25

Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

1985-11-20

Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1986-03-13

Microsoft has its Initial public offering.

1988-06-17

Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0

1988-10-28

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library

1990-05-22

Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

1991-06-11

Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

1992-04-06

Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0

1992-04-14

Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft

1996-07-15

MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV

1996-08-13

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0

1997-04-08

Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1997-08-06

Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc

1997-09-30

Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1997-10-20

US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers

1997-10-22

Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon

1997-10-27

Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"

1997-12-11

Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

1997-12-31

Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service

1998-05-18

United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.

1999-03-26

The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.

2000-01-13

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

2008-06-27

Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2013-03-06

Microsoft is fined €561 by the Euro Commission for not providing alternative web browsers

2013-05-21

Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One

2013-09-03

Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion

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Microsoft - Notable Birthdays

Bill GatesOct 28, 1955

Microsoft - Birthdays
Date Event
1953-01-21

Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft

1955-10-28

Bill Gates [William Henry], Seattle Wash, billionaire founder/CEO (Microsoft)

1957-11-16

Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)

Microsoft - Notable Weddings

Bill GatesJan 1, 1994

Microsoft - Weddings
Date Event
1994-01-01

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)


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