1955—Eric Emerson Schmidt was born on April 27 in Washington, D.C.

1973—Lawrence Edward Page was born on March 26 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sergey Mikhailovich Brin was born on August 21 in Moscow, Russia.

1979—The Brin family, which included young Sergey, his parents and grandmother, arrived in the United States on October 25.

1995—Larry Page and Sergey Brin met when Brin guided a tour of San Francisco for prospective new Stanford graduate students.

1996—Page and Brin collaborated on Page's BackRub search engine.

The first version of Google is released in August on the Stanford Web. The address: google.stanford.edu. A little over a year later, the search engine left Stanford servers because it took up too much bandwidth.

1997Google.com was registered as a domain name.

The young inventors tried to sell Google through the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). After unsuccessfully pitching the search engine to all likely buyers, they gave up the idea of selling.

1998—Google was getting more than 10,000 queries a day.

Andy Bechtolsheim, a founder of Sun Microsystems, watched the demo for Google and immediately wrote a $100,000 check to get the company started. Google became an official corporation on September 7.

A few weeks after incorporation, Craig Silverstein became Google's first employee.

PC magazine recognized Google as the search engine of choice and one of the Top 100 Web Sites for 1998.

1999—After several months of operating out of a rented bedroom ...

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