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 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 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