Julian May was born on July 10, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Elmwood Park, a suburb of Chicago. She wrote several science fiction and fantasy novels. She’s most famous for the Pliocene Exile / Galactic Milieu saga.
Taiwanese mobile phones manufacturer HTC Corporation announced that it has acquired S3 Graphics, a company specializing in graphics chips, for $300 million to be paid in cash in a deal that should be completed by the end of this year. The actual target of the acquisition are the 235 S3’s patents.
The novel “Ark” by Stephen Baxter has been published for the first time in 2009. It’s the sequel to “Flood”. In 2025 the sea level continues to rise and Patrick Groundwater must use all his resources with other rich and far-sighted people to give a future to his daughter Holle. Working together with what remains of the American governmental structure plans are prepared to try to ensure the survival of future generations.
Koko, the female western lowland gorilla who communicates through the sign language, turns 40.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon 2011 defeating Rafale Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3. For Djokovic it’s the first Wimbledon title. From tomorrow he’ll also be number 1 in the ATP ranking.