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May 8 Home Page of the Smithsonian's First Website

May 8 SI Enters the Digital Age with New Homepage

 

May 8 SI Enters the Digital Age with New Homepage

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Year: 
1995
Month: 
may
Day: 
8
Date: 
Mon, 1995-05-08

The Smithsonian Institution launches its Home Page (www.si.edu) on the World Wide Web. The site is officially opened with a demonstration in House Speaker Newt Gingrich's office. The site contains more then 1,500 electronic pages and contains overviews in Spanish, German, and French. Within the first twenty-four hours the page receives about 100,000 hits.