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  • First Satellite

    The USSR launches the first satellite, Sputnik
  • ARPA created

    President Eisenhower requests funds to create ARPA. Approved as a line item in Air Force appropriations bill. To compete against USSR's satellite
  • New Network

    Rand Corporation proposes a new information network so that the United States could successfully communicate after a nuclear war.
  • First Connection

    First connection is between the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Stanford Research Institute
  • The term "Internet"

    The term “Internet” begins to be used.
  • Apple is founded

    Apple Computer founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
  • Domain Name System (DNS)

    Domain Name System (DNS) designed by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris, and Craig Partridge. .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int created.
  • 10,000!

    10,000 hosts on the Internet.
  • 100,000 host on Internet

    100,000 hosts on Internet.
  • WWW

    The phrase “World Wide Web” is coined by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • Surfing the Internet

    "Surfing the Internet" is coined by Jean Armour Polly.
  • Yahoo's created

    Yahoo! is founded in Santa Clara, California, and provides a web search engine, email service, mapping and more.
  • 1 million domains!

    there are 1 million domain registrants on the Internet.
  • Google is created

    Google is founded in Menlo Park, California.
  • 544 million users on the Internet

    Internet World Stats counted over 544 million users on the Internet.
  • Youtube is created

  • 1.114 billion people use the Internet

    1.114 billion people use the Internet according to Internet World Stats
  • Internet's 40th anniversary

  • Twitter and FB

    Twitter and Facebook are the primary means of communication for the Middle East revolts.