This Week in History

12 May, 1941: Designed by German inventor, Konrad Zuse – Z3 – the world's first programmable, fully automatic computer is presented.

13 May, 1950: The first Formula One World Championship season kicks off.

14 May, 1984: Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer, businessman and co-founder of Facebook is born.

15 May, 1928: The first 6-minute Mickey Mouse film Plane Crazy, directed by Walt Disney is screened.

16 May, 1929: The first Academy Awards – The Oscars – are awarded for the first time at a private dinner with about 270 attendees.

17 May, 1936: American actor/ director Dennis Hopper is born.

18 May, 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte is appointed Emperor of the French.