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International Internet Day is celebrates on 29 October

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International Internet Day is celebrated on October 29 every year across the world to celebrate the usage of the internet for the first time. The​ day marks the sending of the first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969. At that time the Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network).

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History of the day:

  • Charley Kline, a student programmer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), transmitted the first-ever electronic message ‘LO’ on October 29, 1969.
  • The first International Internet Day was celebrated on October 29, 2005, to celebrate this momentous event in the history of telecommunications and technology.

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