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  • The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) created ARPANET, beginnings of the Internet.

  • ARPANET, let university computers send data over phone lines using packet switching.

  • Packet Switching was a sneaky method that would work even if the Russians bombed the phone line.

  • This sneaky method divided each computer message into many little packets and sent the packets over the phone lines intelligently; if a packet couldn't reach its destination directly (because a phone line got bombed), the computer would sneakily switch that packet through different phone lines to different computers (hosts/nodes) that would reroute the packet to its ultimate destination. At the ultimate destination, a computer would automatically make sure all the packets arrived, put them into the proper order, and make any lost (or damaged) packets be retransmitted.

  • In the very beginning there were only 4 computers that served as hosts/nodes.


  • The first emergency 911 telephone system is installed in New York.

  • Green Bay beats Oakland in the second Super Bowl.

  • "60 Minutes" debuts on CBS television.

  • The cost to mail a 1-ounce, first class letter goes up to 6 cents.

  • First Philadelphia Bank installs the first automated teller machine in the U.S.

  • An enormous supply of oil is discovered in Alaska.

  • The price of a Hershey bar doubles... to 10 cents.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis.

  • Senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is assassinated in California.


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