Today in Geek History – January 17

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

Today in Geek History - January 17

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

If you have other fun or geeky facts you want us to add, let us know in the comments below.

1773 – Captain James Cook became the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle
1899 – Al Capone “Scarface Al” was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1922 – Actress Betty White was born.
1927 – American singer and actress Eartha Kitt was born in South Carolina.
1929 – “Popeye”, the cartoon character makes his debut in the strip Thimble Theatre
1931 – Actor James Earl Jones was born in Mississippi
1934Shari Lewis was born in Bronx, New York
1942 – Muhammad Ali [Casius Clay] was born in Louisville, Kentucky
1949 – The first Volkswagen Beetle ( The Peoples Car ) arrived in the U.S. arrived from Germany
1995 – Yahoo.com is registered

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