Examining some of the major milestones in computer history that happened on this Day: the first server to run HTTP is created and the first blue-ray recorder is launched.
1991 – First Server to Run HTTP
The first server in history to run HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is set up by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXTcube at CERN. At the time Tim Berners-Lee was working as a fellow at CERN. This setup is widely marked by some historians as the birth of the World Wide Web.
2006 – First Blu-Ray Recorder
In the United States, Pioneer ships the BDR-101A, the world’s first Blu-ray Disc recorder drive for personal computers which supports a data transfer rate of 72 Mbit/s. A single disc can hold just over two hours of high-definition video. The unit retails for $1,000.
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