International Internet Day - 29 OCtober


Can you imagine the world without Internet? No way!! It's not possible. Right!!. It is very difficult for us to live without the internet. To connect with the world, To do works, for entertainment, for everything we need the internet. 

Do you know that there is a special day for the Internet? 29 October is celebrated as International Internet Day.

What is the special of this Day?

This Day celebrated to commemorate a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology. In 1969, Professor Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA send the very first message over a network of computers on this day.  To commemorate the event, International Internet Day was celebrated for the first time on October 29, 2005.

Leonard Kleinrock

Leonard Kleinrock, an American computer scientist who developed the mathematical theory behind packet switching and who send the first message between two computers on network. He played an influential role in the development of the ARPANET, the network that became the basis for the Internet.

The First Message

Did you know what is the first message?..Lo. Is that sound funny? 

Charley Kline, a student programmer, sent the first message over the ARPANET from Leonard Kleinrock's computer. Actually, the intended message text was " Login". The letters "L" and "o" were transmitted. But then the system crashed. Hence historically the first message sent through ARPANET is marked as "Lo".

By the way, the problem was fixed about an hour later and Kline was successfully able to send the complete "Login" message.

For Further Reading

Internet Day

History of the transmission of the first message


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