June 12, 1994 – the Boeing 777 makes its first flight. It was the first airliners to be designed completely digitally, with minimal need for a development prototype. This is now the standard way of designing new airplanes
A great book on how the 777 was engineered (it was originally going to be a stretch of the 767), have a look at Sabbagh’s Twenty-First Century Jet. If you’d like a better look inside, try out the excellent Boeing 777 Wordliner Professional for X-Plane.