Good News in History, April 30

Good News in History, April 30

Tim_Berners-Lee-CC-Uldis-BojarsOn this day 23 years ago, after creating the first ever website using HTML protocols, Tim Berners-Lee and the European team at CERN announced the World Wide Web would be available free to everyone. (1993)

More Good News from this Day in History:

  • The U.S. doubled its size through the Louisiana Purchase paying $15 million, thanks to the vision of Thomas Jefferson (1803)
  • The ice cream cone made its debut, originally as warm dough rolled flat, as it came out of the oven still pliable (1904)
  • The New York World’s Fair opened, featuring The World of Tomorrow — a vision of the future that included television, air conditioning, refrigerators, dish washers, clothes washers and long-distance calling from videophones (1939)
  • U.S. hostage Frank Reed was freed after four years in the hands of pro-Iranians (1990)
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland (1995)
  • Ellen DeGeneres joined the US Postal Service to unveil Animal Rescue commemorative postage stamps to bring greater attention to the cause of pet adoption within animal shelters across the U.S. (2010)

–Photo by Uldis-Bojars, CC, 2005