Today in Tech History – January 15, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1759 – The British Museum, in Bloomsbury, London, the world’s oldest public national museum, opened to the public. Entry was free and given to ‘all studious and curious Persons’.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/the_museums_story/general_history.aspx

2001 – Wikipedia, the free Wiki content encyclopedia, went online as a feeder project for Nupedia, an expert-written online encyclopedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

2005 – Thanks to a solar flare, ESA’s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovered calcium, aluminium, silicon and iron – in Mare Crisium on the moon.

http://www.esa.int/esaMI/SMART-1/SEM4711DU8E_0.html

2013 – Facebook announced its ‘Graph Search’ improvements to internal search and recommendations.

https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2013/01/introducing-graph-search-beta/

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