August 6

CNET just published a nice tribute to the birth of the Web, an event that happened 20 years ago — August 6, 1991.  Check out CNET’s tribute at

The accompanying  illustration is from Tim Berners-Lee’s original proposal for a Web-based computer network using hyperlinks and a computer network.  (Content credit: CNET and W3C)

As you’re strolling memory lane, other notable items from 1991 include the start of the first Gulf War, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, Lech Walensa elected President of Poland, and Freddie Mercury, the wonderfully talented lead singer of Queen, passing away from AIDS.