September 4th 1998: Google founded
On this day in 1998 Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who were PhD students at Stanford University. Google is now one of the most famous multinational corporations in the world, especially known for its search engine, email and social networking services. In 2006 the Google headquarters were opened in Mountain View, California; the building is known as the Googleplex. Google’s unofficial slogan from the start has been “Don’t be evil”.
"To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful"
- Google’s mission statement