Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, was born
28th October 1955
Bill Gates developed a version of BASIC for the Altair 8800 whilst a student at Harvard. With the success of BASIC, he and co-developer Paul Allen founded Microsoft, which delivered an operating system for the IBM PC, the Microsoft Word word processing program, the Windows system software, and many other programs.
Picture: Russell Watkins/DFID
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