Today in Geek History – January 8

Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.

Today in Geek History - January 8

Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.

1790 – US President George Washington delivers first state of the union address

1889 – First Computer (tabulating machine) patented by Herman Hollerith

1894 – first copywritten film a 5 second film by Edison Manufacturing of Fred Ott sneezing

1935 – Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi

1942 – Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England

1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) was born in Brixton, England

1951 – The Cahow (Bremuda Petrol), previously thought extinct, was rediscovered

1958 – 14-year-old Bobby Fischer became the U.S. Chess Champion

1978 – “All Creatures Great and Small” debuts on BBC TV

1992 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister’s lap 

1993 – Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

1996 – Netgear is founded

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