Today in September 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page invented Google. Both individuals were PhD students at Stanford University at the time.
The company celebrates its 21st birthday with a doodle which features a throwback photo of an old model computer with the search engine display on its screen.
Not many people know, but Google wasn’t the first name given to the search engine algorithm. The first name was called “Backrub”, According to David Koller, who was an officemate of Larry Page at Stanford, the name “Google” came from a graduate student at Stanford named Sean Anderson.
Anderson suggested the name “googolplex” during a brainstorming session. It was however countered by Page with a shorter spelling “googol”. Anderson went on the web to check if the domain name “googol.com” was taken but he mistakenly entered “google.com”. Page liked the name instantly and given it was available, he registered the name for him and Brin on September 15, 1997.
Today, Google is arguably the biggest multinational technology company and is headquartered in the US. They specialize in Internet-related services and products.
Google Doodle is known to honour and celebrate important events/iconic personnel either past or present. And today, it celebrates its own iconic tech company. Happy 21st birthday to Google!!!
Over the years, Google has chosen different days in the month of September to celebrate its birthday. The company has celebrated its birthday before on 7th, 8th, 26th, and now September 27th. One thing is certain though, September 1998 is the month history was created.