IMPORTANT DATES IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
1957 The USSR launch Sputnik the first artificial earth satellite. The Advance Research Project Agency (ARPA) was formed in the USA.
1961 Len Kleinrock developed theory of packet switching.
1964 Paul Baran (Rand Corp.) used packet switching theory to develop ideas of a network that could survive a nuclear attack.
1968 ARPANET was built and contract given to (BBN).
1969 The first logs between UCLA, Stanford Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara, and University of UTAH.
1972 E-mail created by Ray Tomlinson. ARPA renamed DARPA Defense Advance Research Projects Agency.
1973 TCP/IP or Transmission Control Protocol was developed.
1979 USENET new group formed.
1980 TELENET was introduced by BBN.
1983 TCP/IP became the core Internet protocol. Domain Name System (DNS) was created by the University of Wisconsin.
1984 ARPANET split into two networks. MILNET or military section and ARPANET for research. New network NSFNET introduced to the network,
1985 File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
1988 Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
1990 Original ARPANET shut down.
1991 Tim Berners-Lee invents World Wide Web. Software produced by Cern.
1992 INTERNET Society was formed.
1993 Marc Andreessen invents Mosaic browser.
1994 Netscape WWW Browser.
1995 AltaVista WWW meta-search engine.
1998 Goggle WWW crawler search engine.
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