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Happy Birthday Internet! Thanks for 45 Great Years!


"The Very First Router : The Interface Message Processor" by Flickr user FastLizard4 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“The Very First Router : The Interface Message Processor” by Flickr user FastLizard4 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

On this date in 1969 Charley Kline took the first ride on the information highway when he sent a message from University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA) to another computer 300 miles away at Stanford University.  According to an article in Nature, Kline attempted to type “login” but the system crashed after he typed “lo.”

Some other facts you may not know about the Internet:

  • The term internet is an abbreviation for internetworking.
  • The first web-based email system was HoTMaiL. It premiered on July 4, 1996.
  • In 1996 Google began as a search engine called BackRub.  It was renamed in 1997.

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