Today is the birthday of the internet, maybe!

On the 7th April 1969, a certain RFC 1 was distributed on small network known then as the ARPANET, it was sent by Steve Crocker of UCLA and this would appear to be the birth of the internet!

Currently the same RFC is now official publication channel of an organisation known as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

It would be a long time before the ARPANET would be integrated with other networks to form the beginnings of the internet as we know it today, but that first transmission has to be regarded as being a pivotal moment in the history of the internet, if not the actual birth date!

Source [Geeks are Sexy]