Google History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-09-04 Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder Larry Page
Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder
Larry Page
Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-03-16 Google commemorate Anna Atkins's 216th birthday with a Google Doodle image representing her cyanoprint work

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 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
  • 2017-06-27 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-03-26 Larry Page, American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Sergey Brin), born in East Lansing, Michigan

Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder Larry Page
Computer Scientist, Google Co-founder
Larry Page

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-08-21 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Larry Page), born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 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