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Windows - Historical Events
Date Event
1419-07-30

First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm the Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members (either 7 or 13) out the windows. They all either died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside.

1695-12-31

A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.

1946-11-12

A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.

1985-11-20

Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1990-05-22

Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

1992-04-06

Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0

1995-08-24

Windows 95 debuts

1997-10-22

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

1997-12-11

Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

2001-01-09

Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.

2001-10-25

Windows XP first became available.

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Windows - Birthdays
Date Event
1848-02-18

Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)

1908-01-23

Francis L. Urry, Windows of Heaven

1911-10-12

John B. Fetzer, Windows of Heaven

1911-12-05

Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)

1918-05-18

Massimo Girotti, Facing Windows

1921-12-29

Crawford Gates, Windows of Heaven

1925-08-08

Ferdinando Orlandi, The House of the Laughing Windows

1929-05-09

Bob Tonelli, The House of the Laughing Windows

1929-9-02

Bill McIntyre, Lookin' Through the Windows

1935-12-01

Amedeo Tommasi, The House of the Laughing Windows

1938-11-03

Pupi Avati, The House of the Laughing Windows

1940-12-09

Gianni Cavina, The House of the Laughing Windows

1957-03-25

Gianfilippo Corticelli, Facing Windows

1965-06-20

Nicola Scorza, Facing Windows

1967-07-26

Annabelle Mouloudji, Windows

1968-01-14

Kevin Kelly, Picture Windows

1970-04-09

Massimo Poggio, Facing Windows

1970-12-03

Filippo Nigro, Facing Windows

1973-04-05

Matt Windows, Grace & Favour: A Portrait of Gloucestershire CCC

1976-08-10

Jennifer Ringley, Rear Windows '98

1977-11-24

Nahikari Ipiña, Open Windows

1980-02-16

Laura Windows, Stardust

1981-06-22

Jorge Alvariño, Open Windows

1981-12-14

Simone De Marinis, Facing Windows

1985-08-01

Nancy Yao, Open Windows

Windows - Deaths
Date Event
1959-03-07

Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88

1985-05-06

Francis L. Urry, Windows of Heaven

1986-06-17

Frank W. Jamison, The Palace of Darkened Windows

1991-12-16

Ferdinando Orlandi, The House of the Laughing Windows

2003-01-05

Massimo Girotti, Facing Windows

2006-04-16

John B. Fetzer, Windows of Heaven

2010-03-19

Bill McIntyre, Lookin' Through the Windows


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