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The Margin: The internet was born 50 years ago — this timeline tracks the rise of tech giants like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon

A previous version of the graphic in this story misaligned the dates with some of the milestones for Google, Facebook and Twitter. The dates have been corrected.

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The internet led to the dominance of tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

What a difference half a century makes.

On Oct. 29, 1969, a UCLA computer science professor and a graduate student sent the first digital transmission from their computer to another one at the Stanford Research Institute.

That first “L” and “O” (intended to be “login,” but the system crashed after sending the second letter of the word) sent across California through the ARPANET network of academic computers was the forerunner of the internet as we know it today.