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This Day in History

Today: October 30, 2014

March 13, 1986

Microsoft Goes Public

Nearly eleven years after its founding, Microsoft began trading stock on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The initial share price was set at $28 dollars a share, raising almost 61 million dollars in a single day. If you had purchased a share on March 13th, 1986 at $21, your investment would be worth approximately $4,000 as of 2012.