Facebook History

Historical Events


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2004-02-04 Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2010-10-06 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram
  • 2012-05-29 Facebook's problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches
  • 2015-08-24 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces that for the 1st time 1 billion people logged into Facebook

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2016-09-08 Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • 2016-09-21 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"
  • 2017-05-25 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004
  • 2017-06-27 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

Famous Birthdays

  • 1945-04-22 Donald Graham, US businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook)
  • 1969-08-28 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1983-11-26 Chris Hughes, American businessman and co-founder of Facebook, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1983-12-30 Kevin Systrom, American CEO and co-founder of Instagram, born in Holliston, Massachusetts

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1984-05-14 Mark Zuckerberg, American internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook, born in White Plains, New York

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

2012-05-19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg