Today in Google History

Historical Events

  • 1998-09-04 Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University
  • 1998-09-27 Google is launched.
  • 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 is suspended after a 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 their logo, biggest redesign since 1999

Famous Birthdays

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