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Today in Geek History – January 26

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Today in Geek History - January 26
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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.

1788 – The first European settlers in Australia
1905 – The world’s largest diamond is found in South Africa
1926 – John Logie Baird demonstrated the first working television system to the Royal Institution in London.
1939 – Filming begins on ‘Gone With the Wind’
1954 – Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
1956 – Buddy Holly’s first formal recording session
1961 – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley peaks to #1
1979 – “Dukes of Hazzard” premieres on CBS
1983 – The Lotus Development Corporation releases Lotus 1-2-3 for IBM computers
1984 – Michael Jackson’s hair catches on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.
1988 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Musical “The Phantom of the Opera” opens on Broadway
1998 – President Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”


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