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The First Video is Uploaded to YouTube

4/23/2005
<p>A screen shot from the first video uploaded to YouTube</p>

A screen shot from the first video uploaded to YouTube

The first video uploaded to YouTube—on April 23, 2005— was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo. It showed co-founder Jawed Karim in front of the elephant enclosure "going on about long trunks."

By Feburary 2011 this brief video had been viewed 4,282,497 times. 

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