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IN Science & Technology ON 26 Sep, 2016
Google is undoubtedly celebrating its 18th anniversary as can be seen on its Search Page. But is it that simple? No, we're here with a complex problem that requires an analytical solving.
What if we claim that Google has already celebrated its 18th birthday six times before today? You've got yourself puzzled for sure.
Let us blow your confusions off just as the light of candles on a cake.
Note: The end of the story has a surprising Google-Doodle fact!
You'll start questioning the relevance of this date once you find out the basis on which we're raising this doubt.
Is it already 19-year-old? If we go by the very date when Google bought its Google.com domain, to your utmost surprise, it already became 19-year-old on 15th of September.
Don't panic, more shocks ahead!
Founded back in 1998, Google received its first investment of $100,000 in the August of 1998 that was paid to Google Inc which actually had no existence at all as yet.
Google filed for the incorporation in California and became official, giving it a bank account to deposit that cheque we discussed.
If we go buy the most accurate date, 4th of September wins the race as all the other celebratory days in September are nothing but the markings of other initial days achievements.
The 'first-evers' like its first workspace (famously, a garage) to the first employee hired by them contribute to the list of probable celebrations.
It was not till 2013 that Google finally came up with the 'confession' that it itself is confused about the company's actual birth date.
September 7th, 8th, 26th, and 27th are all the 'I'm feeling lucky' dates that Google celebrated as birthdays in its early days.
The year 2002 saw Google celebrating its official birthday on this date for the very first time. (On the 4th birthday)
Google is large and so is its rich history, the more we dig in, the more we find out the relevant dates that deserve a celebration. So to come up with just one is highly probable to give a mixed feel.
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With its first Doodle being posted on August 30th for the celebration of Burning Man festival, it gives rise to another mild controversy.
Well, you decide for yourself and let your friends decide by sharing the article.