Did you know?
20 years ago (6 Aug 1991) - The first ever website (info.cern.ch) went live, invented by Tim Berners-Lee to communicate with colleagues at the Cern laboratories in Geneva.
34 years ago (16 August 1977) – Elvis Presley died. An employee at the hospital said he had the arteries of an 80 year-old and suffered from hypertension, enlarged colon, gastroenteritis and stomach inflammation.
49 years ago (5 August 1962) – Nelson Mandela was arrested for activities banned by South Africa’s apartheid government.
100 years ago (21 Aug 1911) – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris by museum handymen. The painting was barely known outside the art world, but the theft catapulted it to worldwide fame. It was recovered two years later.
300 years ago (11 Aug 1711) – The first horse race meeting took place at Ascot, UK, initiated by Queen Anne The first race. “Her Majesty’s Plate” had seven horses competing for 100 guineas. Each horse carried a weight of 76 kg (these days the average weight allowance is little more than 58kg).