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Google celebrates 18th birthday with a Doodle - amid some confusion over the correct date

G oogle is now officially an adult. The internet giant is celebrating its 18th birthday on Tuesday with an animated Doodle shown to web browsers around the world. The company, founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, traditionally marks its birthday on the Google homepage on September 27. However, not even Google seems to really know when it was formed. Since 2006, it has celebrated its birthday on September 27, but the year before that,  had it as September 26 . I n 2004, its 6th birthday Doodle  went online on September 7  and in the year before that,  it was September 8 . In fact, none of these dates seem to have any particular relevance.  The company's own history  lists its incorporation date in 1998 - the nearest thing to a corporate birthday - as September 4. And the idea for Google began years earlier in 1996, as a research project at Stanford University, when Page and Brin had a new idea for a search engine that would rank pages by how m