AOL in History

Historical Events

  • 1633-10-22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea
  • 1998-02-10 AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
  • 2003-07-15 AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
  • 2007-09-17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • 1939-09-15 Jim Kimsey, co-founder of AOL, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • 2016-03-01 Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76