Google Celebrates Its 23rd Birthday! Here's How It Came to Be

  • Publish date: Monday، 27 September 2021
Google Celebrates Its 23rd Birthday! Here's How It Came to Be
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Today’s Google doodle celebrates Google's 23rd birthday. The search engine's animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it, with a birthday candle substituting for “L” in “Google.”

Google is today the most widely-used search engine globally. It was Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai

“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe, and while much has changed from the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centers globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same,” Google wrote in its statement.

Google’s Story

It was on September 4, 1998 when Google was first founded. It’s been celebrating it on the 4th for the past seven years, however, this year it decided to shift it to 27th.

The shift was made to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that Google was indexing.

Sergey Brin was a graduate student at Stanford University when Larry Page was assigned to show him around campus in 1997. In 1998, the two were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype.

Google Doodle

In 2000, Larry and Sergey asked current webmaster Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, to produce a doodle for Bastille Day. It was so well received by our users that Dennis was appointed Google's chief doodler and doodles started showing up more and more regularly on the Google homepage.

In the beginning, the doodles mostly celebrated familiar holidays; nowadays, they highlight a wide array of events and anniversaries.