the history of the internet

  • The USSR launches the first satellite, Sputnik.

    To compete against the USSR's success at launching the first satellite, the United States Department of Defense creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). ARPA is responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military.
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    the history of the internet

  • The paper,

    The paper, A Conceptual Framework for the Augmentation of Man’s Intellect is published by Douglas Engelbart. The work outlines multimedia paradigms to be integrated into the Internet.
  • military use

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

    The first host-to-host Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) connection is made on October 25, 1969, between the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Stanford Research Institute, Inc. (SRI) in Menlo Park, California.
  • email.

    ARPANET begins to be used for communicating email.
  • terms

    The term “Internet” begins to be used.
  • terms

    Al Gore coins the term for the Internet “The Information Superhighway.”
  • terms

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

    Internet registration begins for .com, .net. .org, .edu, and .gov.
  • yahoo

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

    There are now 3 million domain registrants on the Internet. The number of Web pages on the Internet is 300 million and growing by over 1.5 million per day.
  • wiki

    Wikipedia is launched.
  • youtube

    YouTube launches
  • people

    Internet World Stats counts over 1.9 billion web surfers worldwide as of June, 2010.