Google is celebrating its 23rd birthday today: But when did it really start?
Today, September 27, Google is commemorating its 23rd birthday with a unique doodle on the site. But did you know that Google’s birthday isn’t usually on September 27th? For example, Google produced a doodle for the fifth birthday on September 8, 2003, whereas the fourth birthday was honored on September 27, 2002. The day selected to commemorate the sixth birthday was September 7, 2004.
The doodle was first shown on September 26, 2005, to commemorate the 7th birthday of Google. However, Google has used September 27 as the date since 2006.
While Google’s official birthday is now September 27, the search engine has a long history of birthdays. The domain name Google.com was registered on September 15, 1997, which is officially birthday number 24 if you choose 1997 as the year.
However, Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google as a project in January 1996, when they were both students at Stanford University. January, on the other hand, has never been regarded as a formal birthday.
On September 4, 1998, the business was formally established. Of course, this implies that the birthday should fall on September 4th. So, why was September 27 chosen as the date? The day of September 27 was selected to commemorate a new milestone in the number of pages indexed by Google.
Remember that when Google first launched, it wasn’t the world’s largest or only search engine. Although Yahoo was far larger, gradually grew to control the whole market. Google has kept the September 27 date for the last several years, and it is expected to do so again this year.
We’ve seen growth beyond simply being a search engine in recent years. Gmail, Android, the Play Store, and Google Assistant are all available. YouTube and Google Meet are two of the company’s most popular offerings. Yes, most of Google’s main products now have over a billion users, demonstrating the company’s dominance almost 23 years later.