History of the Internet

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President Eisenhower requests funding for the establishment of ARPA

1958

First network test takes place at the MIT Lincoln Lab by Larry Roberts.

1965

The ARPA project started with Larry Roberts as the chief scientist.

1966

Ray Tomlinson introduces the electronic mail.

1972

The symbol @ was used in the email address to separate the name of the user and the name of the network.

The design of (TCP/IP) is developed.

1973

(TCP/IP) = (Transmission Control Panel/Internet Protocol). It would become the standard for Internet communication in 1983.

Candidate Jimmy Carter uses the email to make plans for his campaign.

1976

Microsoft develops a Disk Operating System (DOS).

1981

The term “Internet” is born.

1982

The Domain Name System (DNS) is set up.

1984

Domain names were given extensions like .com, .org, and .edu.

America Online makes its debut.

1985

America Online, was also known as Quantum Computer Services.

The Internet Worm virus temporarily disabled 10% of the Internet servers.

1988

10% of the Internet servers ALL AROUND THE WORLD!! Dang!
Fun Fact!!
1988 is the year my oldest sister (Samantha) was born. Who’s getting married on July 10th!!

World.std.com becomes the first dial-up Internet access provider.

1989

(The World) = (world.std.com). Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web to enable users to use hyperlinks to connect to documents in websites.

Peter Deutsch develops a FTP site archive called Archie to index the Internet.

1990

The Archie was regarded as the first search engine.

The Gopher point-and-click navigation is designed.

1991

The official website of the White House is launched.

1994

Along with the official website of the White house some commercial websites are set up along with, marketing campaigns that were carried out with the use of email, leading to the coining of the term spamming. Netscape Communications was established by Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark, who also started the Navigator browser.
Fun Fact!
1994 was the year I (Sydnee Lee Gay) was born.

America Online, CompuServe, and Prodigy become providers of dial-up.

1995

The Java Internet programming language was released by Sun Microsystems. Windows 95 was introduced.
Fun Fact!!
1995 was the year my younger brother (Caleb) was born.

The Internet is used by 30 million Americans alone.

1996

There were personal computers in 43.2 million households in the US, and 14 million of these had Internet access.

The term "weblog" is introduced, and is later changed to "blog".

1997

The first office of search engine giant Google is set up in California.

1998

Shawn Fanning develops a computer application called Napster.

1999

Napster allows music to be swapped on the Internet. As Internet shopping became more popular, the term E-Commerce was frequently used. MySpace.com was started.

Many Internet users were hit by viruses. (again)

2000

Many companies were temporarily forced to shut down their networks. Investment capital on the Internet dried up, and many dotcoms had to be closed down. Time Warner was bought by America Online for $16 billion, resulting in the biggest merger ever.

The number of email messages sent daily increased to 9.8 billion.

2001

Wikipedia is launched.

2001

About 544.2 million people around the world use the Internet.

2002

Apple iTunes is launched with music downloads for the price of 99 cents each

2003

The amount of money spent online reaches $117 billion.

2004

YouTube was launched.

2005

The number of websites on the Internet had risen to 92 million.

2006

Microsoft makes an offer to buy Yahoo! for a price of $44.6 billion.

2008