Today, Google.com is officially 25 years old. Google itself has picked various dates to celebrate its birthday over the years, but the domain was registered on September 15th of 1997. And it really started to take off in the year 2000.
Google began as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in 1996.
The name "Google" originated from a misspelling of "googol", which refers to the SUPER LONG number: 1 followed by one-hundred zeros.
Google News was launched in 2002 . . . Gmail came in 2004 . . . Google Maps arrived in 2005 . . . Google Chrome was added in 2008 . . . and the social network Google+ launched in 2011, and then was shut down in April of 2019.
Seriously, what did we do without Google?!