Today in Geek History – January 19

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

Today in Geek History - January 19

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.

1809 – Edgar Allan Poe born in Boston, Massachusetts
1903 – New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced
1915 – Georges Claude receives the U.S. patent for his invention the neon light
1943 – Janis Joplin American born in Port Arthur, TX
1946 – Dolly Parton born in Sevierville, Tennessee
1955 – “Scrabble” debuted in the board game market
1961 – The first episode for “Dick Van Dyke Show” was filmed.
1966 – Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister
1983 – Apple announces “The Apple Lisa” the first commercial personal computer to have a graphical user interface GUI and a computer mouse.
1986 – First PC Computer Virus The floppy disk boot sector virus “Brain” is unleashed.
2012 – Federal prosecutors shut down the file-sharing site MegaUpload.com.
2013 – Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

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