The Internet By: H424RD

  • First Telecommunications Cable

    First Telecommunications Cable
    The first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid in 1858 by businessman Cyrus West Field.
  • RUSSIA LAUNCHES SPUTNIK TO SPY ON US

    RUSSIA LAUNCHES SPUTNIK TO SPY ON US
    USSR launches Sputnik, the very first satellite, into space which sets off the race to link the world through global communications. The US is worried that the Sputnik is used to spy on them.
  • FIRST MODEM

    FIRST MODEM
    In 1962, the first commercial modem was manufactured – the Bell 103 by AT&T. The Bell 103 was also the first modem with full-duplex transmission, frequency-shift keying or FSK, and had a speed of 300 bits per second.
  • ARPANET Project

    ARPANET Project
    Robert Taylor initiates the ARPAnet project, the foundation for today's Internet. Under the Department of Defense of course.
  • INTERNET LAUNCHES WITH FOUR COMPUTERS

    INTERNET LAUNCHES WITH FOUR COMPUTERS
    The physical network has been constructed, linking four nodes. The University Of California at Los Angeles, SRI (in Stanford), The University of California at Santa Barbara, and The University of Utah.
  • INVENTOR OF EMAIL

    INVENTOR OF EMAIL
    Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74. Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, who is credited with the invention of email, has died at the age of 74. The US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another in 1971.
  • CREATION OF WI-FI

    CREATION OF WI-FI
    In 1971, ALOHA net connected the Hawaiian Islands with a UHF wireless packet network.
  • WE NAMED THE INTERNET

    WE NAMED THE INTERNET
    In general, an internet was any network using TCP/IP. It was around the time when ARPANET was interlinked with NSFNET in the late 1980s, that the term was used as the name of the network, Internet, being the large and global TCP/IP network.
  • PAC-MAN

    PAC-MAN
    Pac-Man, stylized as PAC-MAN, is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan in May 1980. It was created by Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani.
  • Galaga

    Galaga
    Galaga is a Japanese shoot-'em-up arcade game developed and published by Namco Japan and by Midway in North America in 1981. It is the sequel to 1979's Galaxian.
  • DONKEY KONG

    DONKEY KONG
    Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. An early example of the platform game genre, the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.
  • FIRST SUBMARINE FIBER CABLE

    FIRST SUBMARINE FIBER CABLE
    The first submarine fiber cable (five miles with no repeaters) was laid in the English Channel between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
  • CREATION OF DNS

    CREATION OF DNS
    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities.
  • NSFNET

    NSFNET
    The National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) was a program of coordinated, evolving projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) beginning in 1985 to promote advanced research and education networking in the United States.
  • FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FIBER CABLE

    FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FIBER CABLE
    TAT - 8 fiber optic cables went into service and were laid under the Atlantic Ocean, from the United States to Britain. It carried the equivalent of 40,000 telephone conversations.
  • FIRST INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

    FIRST INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
    In 1989, the first ISPs were established in Australia and the United States. In Brookline, Massachusetts, The World became the first commercial ISP in the US. Its first customer was served in November 1989.
  • WWW WAS CREATED BY TIM BERNERS-LEE

    WWW WAS CREATED BY TIM BERNERS-LEE
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He was born in London, and his parents were early computer scientists, working on one of the earliest computers.
  • FIRST SEARCH ENGINE

    FIRST SEARCH ENGINE
    The first few hundred web sites began in 1993 and most of them were at colleges, but long before most of them existed came Archie. The first search engine created was Archie, created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal.
  • FIRST INTERNET SERVER

    FIRST INTERNET SERVER
    This NeXT workstation (a NeXTcube) was used by Tim Berners-Lee as the first Web server on the World Wide Web. It is shown here as displayed in 2005 at Microcosm, the public science museum at CERN (where Berners-Lee was working in 1991 when he invented the Web).
  • THE FIRST WEB PAGE

    THE FIRST WEB PAGE
    The first web page went live on August 6, 1991. It was dedicated to information on the World Wide Web project and was made by Tim Berners-Lee. It ran on a NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. The first web page address was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.Jun
  • WAVELAN ROUTER

    WAVELAN ROUTER
    In 1991, NCR Corporation with AT&T Corporation invented the precursor to 802.11, intended for use in cashier systems. The first wireless products were under the name WaveLAN. They are the ones credited with inventing Wi-Fi.
  • DOOM

    DOOM
    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in video game history, for having helped to pioneer the now-ubiquitous first-person shooter. The original game was divided into three nine-level episodes and was distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.
  • WARCRAFT

    WARCRAFT
    Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy game, developed by Blizzard Entertainment and published by Blizzard and Interplay Productions. The MS-DOS version was released on 23 November 1994 and the Macintosh version in early 1996.
  • DIABLO

    DIABLO
    Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment on December 31, 1996.
  • EVERQUEST

    EVERQUEST
    EverQuest is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment, which released on March 16, 1999.
  • THE TERM 'DEEP WEB' WAS COINED

    THE TERM 'DEEP WEB' WAS COINED
    Computer scientist Michael K. Bergman is credited with coining the term deep web in 2001 as a search indexing term.
  • HALO

    HALO
    Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 military science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
  • YOUTUBE WAS CREATED

    YOUTUBE WAS CREATED
    YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005.
  • MINECRAFT

    MINECRAFT
    Minecraft is a sandbox video game created and designed by Swedish game designer Markus "Notch" Persson, and later fully developed and published by Mojang.