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Tim Berners-Lee | Biography, Education, Internet, Contributions, & Facts | Britannica
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee

On April 30, 1993, four years after publishing a proposal for
“an idea of linked information systems,” computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee (above) released the source code for the
world’s first web browser and editor. Originally called Mesh,
the browser that he dubbed WorldWideWeb became the first
royalty-free, easy-to-use means of browsing the emerging
information network that developed into the internet as we
know it today.

Berners-Lee was a fellow at CERN, the research organization headquartered in Switzerland. Other research institutions like
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford
University had developed complex systems for internally
sharing information, and Berners-Lee sought a means of
connecting CERN’s system to others.

He outlined a plan for such a network in 1989 and developed
it over the following years. The computer he used, a NeXT
desktop (below) became the world’s first internet server.

Berners-Lee wrote and published the first web page, a
simplistic outline of the WorldWideWeb project, in 1991.


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Georgia History ED 213 timeline | Timetoast timelines
Hymen L. Lipman (1817-1893)

(FOXNEWS) – Philadelphia inventor
Hymen L. Lipman rushed
heroically to the aid of mistake-prone schoolchildren, artists
and draftsmen everywhere when he secured the patent for the
pencil with eraser on this day in history, March 30, 1858.

"Be it known that I, Hymen L. Lipman, of Philadelphia, in the
county of Philadelphia and
State of Pennsylvania, have
invented a new and useful Lead-Pencil and Eraser;" the
visionary wrote in his patent application.

"I make a lead-pencil in the usual manner, reserving about
one-fourth of the length, in which I make a groove of suitable
size … and insert in this groove a piece of prepared India
rubber (or other erasive substance) secured to said pencil
by being glued at one edge."

The eraser, he noted in his application, "is particularly valuable 
for removing or erasing lines, figures, etc., and not subject to
be soiled or mislaid on the table or desk" — as if the purpose
of an eraser was unknown to mid-19th century consumers.

1. Hymen Lipman's pencil drawing in patent, which published in 1858 1 . | Download Scientific ...

A Story of a Pencil………… – Boundless Blessings by Kamal

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The Odd Couple on Broadway — with Walter Matthau and Art Carney, 1965. | Odd couples, Playbill ...

10 Great Films That Bring The Beauty Of The Stage To The Screen
Walter Matthau, left,  and Art Carney on Broadway in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.

Neil Simon Broadway play The Odd Couple debuted in 1965
and starred
Walter Matthau (who would go to play the same
role in the film) and Art Carney as Felix Ungar. Matthau won
a Tony award for
his portrayal, one of a slew of accolades
the play received.

The odd couple [1965], original cast. - NYPL Digital Collections

25 of History's Oddest Couples

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Alexander Graham Bell N(1847-1922) American (Scottish-Born) Teacher And Inventor An Actor ...

On March 7, 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell received
a patent for his revolutionary new invention: the telephone.

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WW2 Rationing for 1 year: Day 5 update – The 1940's Experiment

World War II restrictions cut deep into every American pantry as
federal officials announced that sliced bread would be rationed
on this day in history, Jan. 18, 1943.

"I should like to let you know how important sliced bread is to
the morale and saneness of a household," distraught mother
Sue Forrester of
Fairfield, Connecticut, claiming to speak on
behalf of America’s housewives, lamented in a New York Times
letter to the editor.

Wartime rationing had already caused severe restrictions on
the nation’s household
food supply. 

Basic resources were devoted in ever-growing volume to the
war effort in 1943, as the tide of battle turned and the U.S. and
its Allies went on the offensive across the vast expanse of two

Bread rationing marked the depths of sacrifices on the home

On this day in history, Jan. 18, 1943, government bans sliced bread ...

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When Was Sliced Bread Invented? | History of Sliced Bread - BÁN TÀI ...
Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa invented the
first single loaf bread-slicing machine. A prototype he built
in 1912 was destroyed in a fire, and it was not until 1928
that Rohwedder had a fully working machine ready. The
first commercial use of the machine was by the Chillicothe Baking Company of
Chillicothe, Missouri, who sold their
first slices on July 7, 1928.

By 1933, around 80% of bread sold in the US was pre-sliced,
leading to the popular idiom "
greatest thing since sliced

Otto Frederick Rohwedder.jpg
Otto Frederick Rohwedder

(July 7, 1880 – November 8, 1960)

This photograph depicts a "new electrical bread
slicing machine" in use by an unnamed bakery
St. Louis in 1930.

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