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World Wide Web summary is posted

Berners-Lee posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, inviting collaborators. This date is sometimes confused with the public availability of the first web servers, which had occurred months earlier.

Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

Jamaica was a British colony after it was captured from Spain and subsequently formally ceded by Spain. After the end of WW2, decolonization started over the world. The transition of Jamaica into an independent state began and the UK Parliament granted it their independence. Jamaican flag replaced the Union Jack through the country.

Cuba nationalizes American property

By the end of 1960, the revolutionary government had nationalized more than $25 billion worth of private property owned by Cubans. The Castro government also formally nationalized all foreign-owned property in the nation, particularly American holdings.

Holy Roman Empire comes to its official end after 1000 years

The Holy Roman Empire was a multi-ethnic territorial complex in central Europe, created during the Early Middle Ages. During the French Revolutionary wars, a series of military conflicts between France and the Empire culminated into a major defeat after which the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II abdicated and dissolved the empire.

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