School Datebooks Presents This Week In History: August 6, 1991

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August 6, 1991 – British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his World Wide Web project, a hypertext system allowing documents to “link” easily to each other.

 On March 12, 1989, he wrote a proposal for what would eventually become the World Wide Web, that was meant for a more effective CERN communication system, the organization where Berners-Lee was employed. He soon discovered that the concept could be implemented throughout the world. Berners-Lee and a computer scientist named Robert Cailliau from Belgium proposed to use hypertext "to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will". In 1990, Berners-Lee finished the first website in December. 

To learn more about Berners-Lee and his innovations, visit this link.