This Day in History: June 25

Today: December 5, 2016
Microsoft Incorporated

June 25, 1981

Microsoft Incorporated

Microsoft is incorporated. Founded six years earlier by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft grew out of the friends' development of BASIC for the MITS Altair home computer kit. With later successes in its Windows operating system and software such as Word and Excel, Microsoft has grown to dominance in the personal computer software industry and billions of dollars of revenue.