An ARPANET Anniversary

Today is the 45th anniversary of the first host-to-host (computer to computer) connection over the ARPANET, which occurred on October 29, 1969 between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute.  By the time the network was decommissioned in 1989-90, it had served as an inspiration and testbed for Internet technologies, demonstrated the validity of the packet switching technology that underlies the modern Internet and, beginning in 1983, was a central part of the modern Internet itself.  Cheers!

Source: Cerf and Kahn, "Selected ARPANET Maps"

Source: Cerf and Kahn, “Selected ARPANET Maps”