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This Day in History

Today: September 30, 2014

May 25, 1994

First International World Wide Web Conference

CERN hosted the first international World Wide Web conference, which continued through May 27. At the conference, researchers expanded on Tim Berners-Lee's concept of a single storage facility for a variety of information -- a design that would greatly aid his research at CERN, where he previously had to use a number of different programs and locations to collect what he needed. While participants understood the usefulness of Berners-Lee's concept and HyperText Markup Language, few guessed how quickly the Web would expand to millions of users globally.