Debut of the World Wide Web

On this day in 1991 the World Wide Web (www) made its public debut. Not to be confused with the Internet that has been developing since the 1960s or with the “birthday” of www, but when the underlying technology and software was made available outside of CERN* where it was proposed and quickly developed with a goal of being a document management system for CERN researchers.  It became much more. For those old enough to remember here are some early web essentials: Mosaic, Netscape Navigator, Java and the used-to-be dominant Internet Explorer from Microsoft


CERN – a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world – located in Switzerland.