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#263640 - 31/08/18 03:34 PM Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat
Raccoon Offline
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Registered: 18/02/03
Posts: 2498
The exact date is unknown, but the birthday of IRC was in August of 1988, at the end of the month anyways.
The first IRC server was tolsun.oulu.fi, hosted at the Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland.

Thanks Jarkko Oikarinen!


http://www.irc.org/history_docs/jarkko.html
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#263803 - 28/09/18 11:28 AM Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Raccoon]
Hockaday Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 21/09/18
Posts: 1
I feel like IRC is one of the acronyms that are so well known, but so many people don't know what it stands for. I know I didn't for years and years back in the day. lol

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#263804 - 28/09/18 02:49 PM Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Hockaday]
Raccoon Offline
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Registered: 18/02/03
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IRC is more than just an acronym, it's an anachronism!
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#263805 - 28/09/18 03:38 PM Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Raccoon]
Jigsy Offline
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Registered: 18/11/04
Posts: 797
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Isn't it widely accepted that it's the 22nd or 23rd of August?
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#263812 - 28/09/18 08:16 PM Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Jigsy]
Raccoon Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 18/02/03
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As you can read from the author who was there, he kept no record of this event. Whether somebody else has logs of those first days, I am presently unawares. Let us know if you find anything!
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