Born on this day: John Cooper (17/7/1923 - 24/12/2000). British car maker. Co-founder, with his father Charles Cooper, of the Cooper Car Company and noted for his role in creating the iconic Mini Cooper. Born in Surbiton, Surrey, United Kingdom, he became an auto racing legend with his rear-engined chassis design that would eventually change
Born on this day: Gareth Frank Bale (16/7/1989). Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from
Born on this day: Lawrence Mark Sanger (16/7/1968). American Internet project developer, co-founder of Wikipedia, and the founder of Citizendium.
Did you know: On this day in 2006, Twitter was launched, quickly becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity and by 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries
Born on this day: Arianna Huffington (15/7/1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. Huffington was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, which is now owned by AOL. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the late-1990s, she offered liberal points of view
Did you know: On this day in 2003, the Mozilla Foundation was established. The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support and collectively lead the open source Mozilla project. Founded in July 2003, the organization sets the policies that govern development, operates key infrastructure and controls Mozilla
Born on this day: Erden Eruç (14/07/1961).Turkish-born American adventurer who became the first person in history to complete an entirely solo and entirely human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth
Random fact: On this day in 1992, 386BSD was released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, beginning the Open Source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds released his Linux soon afterwards.
Born on this day: Ernő Rubik (13/07/1944). Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik's Cube (1974), Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Magic: Master Edition, and Rubik's Snake. While Rubik became famous for inventing the Rubik's Cube and his other puzzles, much
Born on this day: Louis Burt Mayer (12/7/1884 – 29/10/1957). American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Under Mayer's management, MGM became the film industry's most prestigious movie studio, accumulating the largest concentration of leading writers, directors and stars in Hollywood.