Today in Geek History – February 17

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

Today in Geek History - February 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.

1876 – Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine
1911 – Puccini’s opera ‘Madame Butterfly’ has its world premiere
1925 – “The New Yorker” is published for the first time
1934 – first high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)
1936 – “The Phantom”, the world’s first superhero, makes his first appearance in comics.
1958 – Comic strip “BC” first appears
1972 – TV comedy “M*A*S*H” tv series debuts on CBS in the US
2014 – Jimmy Fallon officially replaces Jay Leno in his first broadcast as host of ‘The Tonight Show’

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