Smithsonian Web Site Goes Up




Date: May 8, 1995


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The Smithsonian Institution launches its Home Page ( on the World Wide Web. The site is officially opened with a demonstration in House Speaker Newt Gingrich's office. The site contains more than 1,500 electronic pages and includes overviews in Spanish, German, and French. Within the first 24 hours, the web site receives about 100,000 hits.


Gingrich, Newt


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1995. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996, p. 66.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," June 1995, p. 1,8.

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May 8, 1995


  • New Programs
  • Smithsonian Home Page
  • World Wide Web
  • Internet
  • Web sites

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