If Google was a human, it would now be legally allowed to drink in the United States because it’s celebrating its 21st birthday.
Google, a popular search engine, was founded 21 years ago in 1998. Although it wasn’t founded on this exact date all those years ago, and Google has celebrated its founding on multiple different dates, recently the company selected September 27 as its “birthday.”
Its founding goes back to 1995 when Larry Page was considering Stanford University for graduate school and student Sergey Brin was assigned to show him around. While in their dorm rooms, they built a search engine which was originally called Backrub. Backrub later was renamed Google and in 1998, Andy Bechtolsheim wrote the two men a check for $100,000 to get Google, Inc. off the ground.
Moving to a garage in Menlo Park, California, Google debuted their first Doodle in August 1998, as well. Looking a bit different from the highly animated Doodles the company produces today, it was a stick figure in the logo that told visitors staff members were at the Burning Man Festival.
It’s unclear if Google will celebrate its big day with a Doodle.