29 October: International Internet Day
International Internet Day was observed globally on 29 October 2014 to mark the anniversary of the first usage of the Internet to send a message electronically in 1969.
International Internet Day
International Internet Day is celebrated worldwide on 29 October every year. Since 2005, the International Internet Day has been celebrated to commemorate a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology.
At the time when history was being made, Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). This was the year of 1969 when a student programmer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Charley Kline transmitted the first ever electronic message on 29 October 1969.
Charley Kline working under the supervision of Professor Leonard Kleinrock transmitted a message from the computer based at the UCLA to a computer positioned at the Stanford Research Institute's computer.
However, due to the initial transmission, the system collapsed and the transmission crashed.
Thus, the International Internet Day celebrates this grand democratic fervor which is linked to this idea of liberation, where everyone is afforded an equal opportunity and an equal advantage to share services which connect the world to each other.