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On This Day – 12th March

Posted on: Fri 12 Mar 2021

On this day in history:

In 1913, the first foundation stone of the new city of Canberra was laid. The wife of the Governor-General, Lady Denman formally named the new capital Canberra.

In 1989, computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee presented his first proposal of something called an ‘information management system’, what later developed into HTML, to his boss at the CERN.

In 1948, American singer-songwriter and five-time Grammy award winner James Taylor was born.

Breakfast producer, Shannon Pearce, joins Breakfast’s Soph Landau and Paul Davies to tell us more.

Image: Flickr

Produced by Shannon Pearce


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