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International Internet Day 2020

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International Internet Day is observed on 29th October every year. It aims to honour a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology. This day also highlights the sending of the 1st electronic message which was conveyed from one computer to another computer in the year 1969.

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History of International Internet Day:

  • Charley Kline who was a student programmer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he discovered the transmission of first-ever electronic message in the world ‘LO’ on 29th October 1969.
  • In that era, the Internet was called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network).
  • In 2005, this was the first time when the world observed first International Internet Day on 29th Oct.

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