Today in Geek History – January 25

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

Today in Geek History - January 25

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.

1759 – Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
1924 – The first Winter Olympics games took place in the French Alps
1937 – “The Guiding Light” debuts on NBC radio from Chicago.
1939 – first nuclear fission experiment in the US
1947 – The first arcade game, “Cathode ray tube amusement device”, is patented
1961 – Walt Disney’s animated film “101 Dalmatians” is released in the US
1964 – The Beatles get their first number one with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
1979 – first documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1993 – Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales department after 97 years
2003 – 5:30 AM. SQL Slammer worm caused a DDOS, infecting 75,000 within ten minutes.

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