Pablo Aldape - History of the Internet

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Soviet Union launches Sputnik satellite

1957

Eisenhower signs National Defense Education Act to bolster STEM education

1958

Advanced Research Projects Agency established within US Department of Defense

1958

Larry Roberts drafts first plan for ARPANET (computer network)

1966

DoD commissions ARPANET, nodes established in 4 universities

1969

ARPANET grows rapidly

1969 - 1983

Queen Elizabeth II sends an email

1976

ARPA helps establish Transmission Control Ptcl. (TCP) and Internet Ptcl. (IP)

1982

Domain Name System (DNS) introduced

1984

Number of internet hosts grows by factor of 100 (!!!!)

1987 - 1992

World Wide Web opens to public

1991

National Science Foundation imposes fee on domain name registration

1995

Netscape and Microsoft's browsers compete to capitalize on the online rush

1996

Larry Page and Sergey Brin file Google, Inc. for incorporation

september 1998

Google Maps launched

february 2005

First video uploaded to YouTube

april 23 2005

reddit launched

june 2005

Twitter launched

july 2006

Facebook launched

september 26 2006

Pablo Aldape creates a facebook account

January 2009

Twitter plays key role in the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt

2011

Michelle Obama joins a Google+ Hangout

march 2012

Google's "Glass" project is unveiled

april 2012

Facebook holds initial public offering

may 18 2012

Barack Obama hosts Q&A session on reddit

august 29 2012