1867 Royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria
2010 British motorbike Grand Prix returned to Silverstone
2000 British Telecom (BT) claims all rights to hyperlinks based on the strength of a U.S. patent granted in 1989, which is still in effect while similar patents granted by governments around the globe have expired. The claim is widely criticized as absurd and is finally rejected by a judge on August 23, 2002.
1248 The University of Oxford receives its charter
1939 Ernst Heinkel tests the world’s first aircraft to be propelled solely by a liquid-fueled rocket, the He-176 experimental rocket airplane, flies for first time in Peenemunde, Germany