Today in Google History

Historical Events

  • 1998-09-04 Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University
  • 1998-09-15 Google.com is registered as a domain name
  • 2003-06-18 Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages, many of which like HistoryOrb.com go on to start their own publishing businesses
  • 2004-04-01 Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
  • 2012-09-23 Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
  • 2012-10-18 Google stock trading suspended after premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price
  • 2012-11-01 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • 2012-12-10 Google begins selling US$99 laptops
  • 2015-08-10 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries
  • 2015-09-01 Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999
  • 2016-02-01 Alphabet, Google's parent company surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable company ($568bn vs $535bn), after releasing income results
  • 2016-03-15 Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence wins Go challenge against Lee Se-dol 4-1

Famous Birthdays

  • 1973-03-26 Larry Page, American search engine pioneer and co-founder of Google, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1973-08-21 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, born in Moscow
  • 1975-05-30 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page) born in Wausau, Wisconsin

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1998-08-23 YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (30) weds Google executive Dennis Troper in Belmont, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki