Bill Gates Windows 1.0

Windows 1.0 was released on November 20, 1985, as the first version of the Microsoft Windows line. This operating system runs as a graphical, 16-bit multi-tasking shell on top of an existing MS-DOS installation, to provide an environment which can run graphical programs designed for Windows, in addition to existing MS-DOS software. Company founder Bill Gates spearheaded development after seeing a demo of a similar software suite known as Visi On at COMDEX. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos.

18. Pablo Picasso Light Painting – 1949

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17. One of the First Underwater Photographs Captured by Louis Boutan – 1893

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16. U.S. Soldier Kneeling in the Ardennes Forest, Belgium – 1944

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15. Giant Buddha in Bamyan, Afghanistan – 1931

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14. Salvador Dali Painting “The Face of War” – 1941

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13. Telephone Tower – 1890s

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12. Marilyn Monroe Shopping While Fans Watch – 1957

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11. Hoover Dam Construction – 1934

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10. Boeing-Wichita B-29 Assembly Line – 1944

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9. First Class Stateroom Aboard the Titanic – 1912

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8. Secret Service Walking Along Theodore Roosevelt’s Carriage During Inauguration – 1905

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7. Bill Gates and Paul Allen Connect to a PDP-10 Computer – 1968

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6. US Navy’s First Aircraft Carrier, the USS Langley – 1927

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5. 7′ Bolaji Bodejo Wearing Alien Costume – 1978

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4. Carving a Mount Rushmore Eye – 1930s

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3. Boxing Match on USS New York – 1899

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2. Statue of Liberty Being Pieced Together in Paris, France – 1884

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1. Nixon’s Resignation Lunch (Pineapple with Cottage Cheese and a Glass of Milk) – 1974

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