Today in Tech History – December 20, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1880 – New York’s Broadway from 14th to 26th street was first lighted by electricity and became known as the “Great White Way.”
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-grand-union-flag-free-at-last-and-lighting-up-broadway-110762522/?all&no-ist

1951 – In Idaho, the Experimental Breed Reactor no. 1 aka EBR-1 became the first power plant to produce electricity using atomic energy. It would take two more years to prove it could create more fuel than it consumed.
http://www.inl.gov/ebr/

1990 – The first web server and page went live at CERN. It was only available internally. The first public web page wouldn’t be available until the following August.

http://timeline.web.cern.ch/timelines/The-birth-of-the-World-Wide-Web

1996 – Apple announced it would acquire NeXT Computer and bring co-founder Steve Jobs back to the company he left in 1985.

http://news.cnet.com/Apple-acquires-Next,-Jobs/2100-1001_3-256914.html

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