Today in
Computer History

Tuesday, July 29, 1975
First known use of the word 'Micro-soft'
Earlier that year while Bill Gates is a Sophomore at Harvard, he and Paul Allan produce a version of BASIC for the Altair, the first 'personal computer' with the first simple programming language. They license this to MITS and eventually use the name Micro-soft to refer to this new venture in creating software.