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Today in Geek History – February 19

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - February 19
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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.

1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
1856 – Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
1913 – first prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1960 – Bil Keane’s “Family Circus” cartoon strip debuts
1968 – “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” debuts on NET
1973 – “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree“ single released by Dawn
1985 – Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 – Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
2007 – Blogging website Tumblr is founded by David Karp in New York


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