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  • The first satellite called the Telstar gets launched in space.

  • ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December, connecting four major U.S. universities.

  • ALOHANET publishes as the first wireless network

  • Donald Davies of the National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom) proposed a national data network based on packet-switching

  • First email system - 1971

    In the early 1960’s there were timesharing computers that were able to have more than one program running at once. In the early 1970’s, Ray Tomlinson was working on a small team developing an operating system that was called TENEX. Tomlinson created the first ARPANET email application, Tomlinson then sent his colleagues an email using his new program, with instructions on how it is used. This was then later released in 1971.
  • Microsoft created - 1975

    Paul Allen and Bill Gates are looking at a magazine of Popular Electronics demonstrating the Altair 8800. Paul Allen and Bill Gates saw potential to develop an implementation of the programming language basic for it.
  • First International Packet switched service - 1978

    In 1978, X.25 (a standard protocol suite) provided the very first packet switching network that was both commercial and international.
  • The word 'Internet' is used for the very first time - 1982

  • First Domain Name addressing system - 1984

    In 1984 the first domain name addressing system was created by Douglas Terry, Mark Painter, David Riggle, and Songnian Zhou. It was called the Berkeley Internet Name Domain Server.
  • Domain Name System (DNS) is established, with network addresses identified by extensions such as .com, .org, and .edu.

  • First internet virus called the 'Worm' takes down 10% of the world's internet servers - 1988

  • The Internet has over 100,000 hosts - 1989

  • The first webcam

    The first webcam
    The first webcam was made in 1991. Quentin Stafford-Fraser wrote the client software for the webcam, and Paul Jardetzky wrote the server so people could view it. The sole purpose of the webcam was to monitor the coffee maker to help save wasted time going for coffee that wasn't even ready.
  • The White House launches its website,

  • Yahoo! becomes founded

  • Approximately 45 million people are using the Internet

  • Google begins and opens it's first office in California

    Google begins and opens it's first office in California
    Google's first office was set up in a workspace in Susan Wojcicki’s garage.
  • YouTube first launches it's website - 2005

  • There are more than 92 million websites online

  • Facebook announces in that it has 400 million active users.