1972: BBN’s Ray Tomlinson introduces network email.

The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols.

1976: Queen Elizabeth II hits the “send button” on her first email.

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1983: The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and system for naming websites.

This is easier to remember than the previous designation for websites, such as 123.456.789.10.

Marc Andreesen develops the Mosaic Web browser at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. is created by Jerry Yang and David Filo, two electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University.

The number of computers connected to NSFNET grows from 2,000 in 1985 to more than 2 million in 1993. The site was originally called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web." The company was later incorporated in March 1995.

This timeline offers a brief history of the Internet’s evolution: 1965: Two computers at MIT Lincoln Lab communicate with one another using packet-switching technology. (BBN) unveils the final version of the Interface Message Processor (IMP) specifications. The first message is "LO," which was an attempt by student Charles Kline to "LOGIN" to the SRI computer from the university.

However, the message was unable to be completed because the SRI system crashed.

1997: PC makers can remove or hide Microsoft’s Internet software on new versions of Windows 95, thanks to a settlement with the Justice Department. 1998: The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage with the Internet.

1998: The Internet Protocol version 6 introduced, to allow for future growth of Internet Addresses.

1996: The browser war, primarily between the two major players Microsoft and Netscape, heats up. 1996: A 3D animation dubbed "The Dancing Baby" becomes one of the first viral videos.