The first packet of data was sent between two of the original nodes of the ARPANET, an early iteration of the internet we use today, at 10:30pm on October 29, 1969. National Cat Day was first declared on October 29, 2005 by “a large group of overly passionate (Ok! Ok! OBSESSED) cat lovers with a variety of skills.” This year, it’s sponosred by Petco and a company that makes kitty litter out of walnuts.


Regardless of the connection, happy 46th birthday, internet! And happy National Cat Day, cat lovers. What would we do without either of you.

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