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This Week in Tech History: Birth of the World Wide Web

On this edition of "This Week in Tech History", Chris tells us of the birth of the World Wide Web as well as the introduction of the vacuum tube.

This week, back in 1904, English engineer John Ambrose Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve, better known as the vacuum tube.

1969 –NASA launched Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon

1973 – Continuing its Skylab program, NASA launched Skylab 4 from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a crew of three astronauts heading to the early space station for an 84-day mission.

1990 – Sir Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

And this week in 1997 – WorldCom and MCI Communications announced a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

Written by Chris Graveline

Chris Graveline

Chris has covered consumer technology for 14 years. He is a producer of Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline and the host of This Week in Tech History as well as a regular co-host on "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" and our Technical Director.

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