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1957-ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) is formed to establish US lead in science and technology applicable to the military.

1961-Leonard Kleinrock publishes paper on packet switching theory.

1962-J.C.R. Licklider envisions a set of globally interconnected
computers through which everyone could access information from any

1965-Lawrence Roberts creates first wide area computer network by
connecting the TX-2 computer in Massachusetts with the Q-32 in

1966-Lawrence Roberts presents plan for ARPANET

1968-BBN wins ARPANET contract.

1969-4 host computers are connected together into initial ARPANET.

1972-First public demonstration of ARPANET.

1973-Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf work together to develop TCP/IP.

1974-Telnet opened

1983-TCP/IP becomes universal language of the Internet.

1991-NSF lifts restriction on commercial use and WWW is born.