This is indeed history!
From: Axel Pawlik Subject: IPv4 Exhaustion: RIPE NCC Update Date: 3 februari 2011 17.42.41 CET
The IANA IPv4 free pool was exhausted today, 3 February 2011. Each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has now received one of the final five /8s. The RIPE NCC has been allocated 185/8.