05 June, 1883 – The first Orient Express leaves Paris

The legendary train journey from Paris to Istanbul featured in many works of popular culture, including Bram Stoker's Dracula and Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.

06 June, 1984 – The video game Tetris is published

Russian computer engineer, Alexey Pajitnov, created the puzzle game. With over 100 million copies sold, it is one of the most successful video games in history.

07 June, 1968 – The world's first Legoland resort opens

The Legoland in Billund, Denmark was the first of six theme parks based around the Lego interlocking plastic bricks. Billund is the home of The Lego Group.

08 June, 1887 – Herman Hollerith patents his punch card calculator

One of the grandfathers of the technology company IBM used his revolutionary machine to process the large amount of data collected during the US census of 1890/1891.

09 June, 1934 – Donald Duck makes his film debut in The Wise Little Hen

The short-tempered duck typically wearing a sailor suit is one of Walt Disney's most famous cartoon characters. Donald's first book appearance was in The Adventures of Mickey Mouse, published in 1931.

10 June , 1907 – Autochrome Lumière colour photography is introduced

The process was invented by the legendary Lumière brothers in 1903. It was the first practical and commercially successful technology for the production of colour photos.

11 June 11, 1959 – Christopher Cockerell first presents the hovercraft

The air-cushion vehicle first crossed the English Channel just weeks after Cockerell demonstrated his prototype, the SR.N1. The scheduled “flights” between Dover (U.K.) and Calais (France) discontinued in 2000.