History of the Internet

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In History
  • First message sent over ARPANET

    First message sent over ARPANET
    ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was an electronic communication method for scientists to aid and work with each other. It was developed throughout the 1960s and was first used to send a message in 1969.
  • Electronic Mail is Introduced

    Electronic Mail is Introduced
    Ray Tomlinson, a Cambridge Massachusetts computer scientist, created electronic mail (email). He used the @ symbol to distinguish between the sender's name and the network name in the address.
  • Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is introduced

    Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is introduced
    Allows for a standard form of communication between computers over the Internet.
  • Microsoft is created

    Microsoft is created
    Microsoft is created in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The company released their first computer, the Personal Computer (PC) and continues to create computers to this day.
  • First World Leaders use Electronic Mail

    First World Leaders use Electronic Mail
    Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first state leader to send an email. United States Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter and his running mate become the first American politician to use email
  • Apple is created

    Apple is created
    Apple is created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1977. Apple created their very first computer that year.
  • The term Internet is used for the first time

    The term Internet is used for the first time
  • Domain Name System is created

    Domain Name System is created
    The Domain Name System (DNS) is created in which networks receive addresses with a .com, .org, and .edu address
  • First major computer virus

    First major computer virus
    A virus called "The Internet Worm" temporarily shut down the internet connection of 10% of the world's internet servers.
  • The World Wide Web debuts

    The World Wide Web debuts
    The World Wide Web was created by Tim Berners-Lee as an easier way to organize information online.
  • Java script is created

    Java script is created
    Sun Microsystems releases the Internet programming language called Java.
  • Internet Explorer is created

    Internet Explorer is created
    Internet Explorer is created in 1995 to be the primary web browser for the Windows 95 OS (Operating System)
  • NASA broadcast breaks internet traffic record

    NASA broadcast breaks internet traffic record
    On July 8, 1997, Internet traffic records are broken by NASA's website as it broadcasted the images from the Pathfinder on Mars. It received 46 million hits in one day.
  • Google opens first office

    Google opens first office
    Google opens its first office in California.
  • Self-Replicating viruses affect computers for the first time

    Self-Replicating viruses affect computers for the first time
    “Love Bug“ and “Stages“ are examples of self-replicating viruses that send themselves to other people listed in a computer's email address book.
  • PayPal is created

    PayPal is created
    Paypal is created by Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk as a way to make transactions online
  • FireFox is created

    FireFox is created
    FireFox is created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross, as an experimental part of the Mozilla browser
  • YouTube is launched

    YouTube is launched
    YouTube is launched in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, while they worked at PayPal.
  • 92 million websites exist

    92 million websites exist
    Over 92 million websites exist as of 2006, this number only has grown from there.
  • Internet is claimed to be a Human Right

    Internet is claimed to be a Human Right
    Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, claimed that access to the internet is a basic human right at the 70th U.N. General Assembly