On 4th June 1784, Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly on a hot air balloon. The flight took place exactly a year after the Montgolfier brothers had publicly demonstrated their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
Élisabeth Thible reached an altitude of 1.5 kilometres and travelled close to 4 kilometres. The flight lasted 45 minutes.
The World Wide Web Hall of Fame has only 6 inductees: Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web. Marc Andreessen: Co-creator of Mosaic, the browser that popularised the web. Eric Bina: Co-creator of Mosaic browser and founder of Netscape. Kevin Hughes: A pioneer of the WWW in the US. Rob Hartill: Known for his contributions to the Apache web server and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Lou Montulli: Co-creator of Lynx text web browser who innovated several browser technologies like cookies, HTTP proxying etc. [more...]