* 1957:The United States Department of Defense formed a small agency called ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop military science and technology.
* 1961-1965:The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) started to research sharing information in small, phone-linked networks. ARPA is one of their main sponsors.
* 1966: The first ARPANET plan is unveiled by Larry Roberts of MIT. Packet switching technology is getting off the ground, and small university networks are beginning to be developed.
* 1969:The Department of Defense commissions the fledgling ARPAnet for network research. The first official network nodes were UCLA, Standford Research Institute,UCSB, and the University of Utah. The first node to node message was sent from UCLA to SRI.
* 1971: more nodes join the network, bringing the total to 15. These new nodes include Harvard and NASA.
* 1973: ARPAnet goes global when the the University College of London and Norway's Royal Radar Establishment join up.
* 1974: Network intercommunication is becoming more sophisticated; data is now transmitted more quickly and efficiently with the design of TCP (Transmission Control Program).
* 1976: Unix is developed at AT and T; Queen Elizabeth sends out her first email message.
* 1979: USENET, the mother of all networked discussion groups, is developed.
* 1982: Internet technology protocols are developed, commonly known as TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol). This leads to one of the first definitions of an "internet" being a connected set of networks.
* 1984: Number of hosts is now up to 1000, with more being added every day.
* 1985: The first registered domain is Symbolics.com.
* 1987: Number of... [continues]
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