OTD - 30 April 1993 - World Wide Web

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The World Wide Web: Seeing as we are coming to the end of the month, we thought we'd see it out with an On This Day. We are a techy bunch of people here at Number Six (...well some of us) and we thought it quite fitting that we should bring you an on this day which is tech related. The 30th of April 1993 saw CERN put World Wide Web Software in the public domain. That's right it's been 23 years since the internet was made available for everyone to use. We find that pretty amazing especially considering how...

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson

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On the this day, the 20th of June 1942, Brian Douglas Wilson was born. We know him best as the leader and main songwriter of The Beach Boys. He pioneered a new wave of music bringing us amazing albums, like Pet Sounds, Surfin Safari, Smile, and many more. We salute you Brian for services to music.. Happy Birthday.

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1993 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first home run. The lovable loser who is possessed by hope and determination created by Charles M Schulz, Charlie Brown as somewhat of a self-portrait, in that the character shares Schulz's self-doubt and insecurities.

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1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 fans at Wrestlemania III at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.

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1990 - Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President George H.W. Bush. Owens was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team. He was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Summer Olympics, a victory more poignant and often noted because Adolf Hitler had intended the 1936 games to showcase his Aryan ideals and prowess.

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1995 - Maurizo Gucci was shot to death outside his office in Milan. He had sold his stake in Gucci for $170million in 1993. A year and a half later he was shot dead by a hired hit man. His ex-wife Patrizia Reggiana was later convicted of organising the murder.

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1985 - Actress Keira Knightley was born. She began acting as a child and came to international notice in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham. From 2003, her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series took her to much greater prominence.

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1965 - Bob Dylan's first electric album 'Bring It All Back Home' was released. The album is divided into an electric and an acoustic side. On side one of the original LP, Dylan is backed by an electric rock and roll band - a move that further alienated him from some of his former peers in the folk song community.

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1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon. The Central Park memorial was designed by Bruce Kelly, the chief landscape architect for the Central Park Conservancy. Strawberry Fields was dedicated on what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday, 9 October 1985, by New York Mayor Ed Koch and Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who had underwritten the project.

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1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33. At the time of his retirement, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored, games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and personal fouls. Abdul-Jabbar also has been an actor, basketball coach and an author. In 2012 he was selected as a US cultural ambassador.

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1964 - Sean Connery began shooting his role in "Goldfinger." The third in the Bond series and also Connery's third, led to a number of promotional licensed tie-in items, including a toy Aston Martin DB5 car from Corgi Toys which became the biggest selling toy of 1964.

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1965 - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman were arrested for "insulting behavior" in London. The act was urinating on the wall of the Francis Garage.

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