September 30, 2021
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Syncom, the first synchronous communication satellite, is launched.
Larry Roberts and Thomas Marill create the first wide-area network connection and DEC unveils the PDP-8, the first commercially successful minicomputer
Intel’s release of the 4004, the first ‘computer on a chip,’ ushers in the epoch of the microprocessor.
-Ray Tomlinson writes a program to enable electronic mail to be sent over the ARPANET. -Steve Wozniak builds one of the best-known ‘blue boxes;’ tone generators that enable long-distance dialing while bypassing the phone company’s billing equipment.
The ARPANET geographical map now shows 61 nodes
The appearance of the first very small computers and their potential for communication via modem to dial up services starts a boom in a new set of niche industries, like software and modems.
handwritten logs from UCLA show the first host-to-host connection.
Digital Communications Associates introduces the first coaxial cable interface for micro-to-mainframe communications.
Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris, and Craig Partridge develop the Domain Name System (DNS) and recommend the use of the now familiar email@example.com addressing system
The newly developed DNS is introduced across the Internet, with the now familiar domains of .gov, .mil, .edu, .org, .net, and .com
Start of commercial Internet services in the United States (and possibly the world
Worms burrow on the net, with as many as 130 reports leading to 12 real ones
Internet becomes public
The MBONE for the first time carries audio and video
Neu protocols enables VOIP
Jimmy Wales launches wikipedia
First Iphone is released
China dominates internet usage
Internet society founds Internet Hall of Fame
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