Today in History: Google Is Incorporated

| September 4, 2018

180903_News_1080x1920Did you know that it is twenty years since Google was incorporated? On August 31st, 1998 Stanford University alumni / computer whizzes Larry Page and Sergey Brin filed Google for incorporation in the state of California. The young entrepreneurs worked from a small office in a garage in Menlo Park and went on to open their first international office in Tokyo in 2001. The launch of gmail in 2004 was followed by a string of other highly successful ventures: Google Maps and Google Analytics, Google Calendar; Google Translate, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Google Scholar, and more. The search engine that started it all handled roughly three billion searches a day, and to this day continues to be loved by users from all around the world.

The following articles are drawn from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning.


  • Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Be sure to set your preferences to link to holdings at Teachers College and Columbia University so that you can more readily connect to full text. Go to settings, then “library links” where you can add in institutions to which you have access.
  • googol is the large number 10100. In decimal notation, it is written as the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. It’s no secret that the results produced in a Google search play upon the concept of this extraordinary number.


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