Uniswap was born on a Reddit thread by u/vbuterin
Uniswap was born out of an idea proposed in 2016 by Vitalik Buterin for a decentralized exchange (DEX) that would employ an on-chain automated market maker with certain unique characteristics. A year later Hayden Adams began working on turning this idea into a functional product. After receiving several grants as well as $100,000 from the Ethereum Foundation, Uniswap launched in November 2018.
Here's the link to the original post. I think it's interesting to see history in the making. Let's hope the wonderboy u/vbuterin (who is still pretty active on Reddit, but doesn't get much attention) responds to this post.