Aug 23 in history: World Wide Web is opened to the public and more

From UK capturing Hong Kong as it prepares for first Opium War with China to Romania switching sides in WWII from Axes to Allies, we have it all.

Let's dive in today's history.

1839

UK captures Hong Kong as it prepares for first Opium War with China

(Photograph:WION)

1944

Romania switches sides in WWII from Axes to Allies 

(Photograph:WION)

1966

First photograph of the Earth is taken from the orbit of the Moon

(Photograph:WION)

1991

The World Wide Web is opened to the public

(Photograph:WION)

2011

Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown after 40 years of ruling Libya

(Photograph:WION)

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