1960 - There is no Internet...
1961 - Still no Internet...
1962 - The RAND Corporation begins research into robust, distributed communication networks for military command and control.
The Internet is first conceived in the early '60s. Under the leadership of the Department of Defence's Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA), it grows from a paper architecture into a small network (ARPANET) intended to promote the sharing of super-computers amongst researchers in the United States.
1963 - Beatles play for the Queen of England
1964 - 'Dr Strangelove' portrays nuclear holocaust which new network must survive
1965 - The DOD's Advanced Research Project Association begins work on 'ARPANET'
1965 - ARPA sponsors research into a "co-operative network of time-sharing computers."
1965 - The satellite "Early Bird" was launched on a geo stationary orbit and became the first commercial satellite to provide a constant link between Europe and America.
1966 - US Surveyor probe lands safely on moon
1967 - First ARPANET papers presented at Association for Computing Machinery Symposium
1967 - Delegates at a symposium for the Association for Computing Machinery in Gatlingberg, TN discuss the first plans for the ARPANET.
1968 - First generation of networking hardware and software designed
1969 - ARPANET connects first 4 universities in the United States. Researchers at four US campuses create the first hosts of the ARPANET, connecting Stanford Research Institute, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah.
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