René Barjavel was born on January 24, 1911 in Nyons, France. His father was a baker, his grandparents were peasants and his origins influenced his work.
Francesca Schiavone won her eighth final (or Last 16 round if you prefer) at the Australian Open defeating Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 1-6 16-14 after nearly five hours of intense battle. This is the longest women match in a Grand Slam tournament during the Open era.
Larry Page, uno dei fondatori di Google, ne diventerà l’amministratore delegato, ufficialmente dal prossimo aprile.
Last Friday Facebook announced that the applications would be able to access its users’ addresses and mobile phone numbers. After a few days Facebook has blocked the initiative.
Tennis player Nicolas Lapentti (picture ©ataelw) has announced his retirement from competitions due to a chronic injury to a tendon in his left knee.