Today in Geek History – March 23

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

Today in Geek History - March 23

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.

1839 – First recorded use of “OK” [oll korrect] was in the Boston’s Morning Post
1840 – Draper takes first successful photo of the Moon (daguerreotype)
1858 – Streetcar patented by E A Gardner of Philadelphia
1901 – Dame Nellie Melba reveals secret of her now famous toast
1903 – Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
1912 – Dixie cup invented
1929 – first telephone installed at the President’s desk under the Hoover administration at the White House
1940 – first radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS
1950 – “Beat the Clock” premiered on CBS-TV.
1957 – US army sells last homing pigeons
1970 – “Hello Darlin'” single released by Conway Twitty
1973 – The last airing of “Concentration” took place. The show had been on NBC for 15 years.
1987 – Soap “Bold & Beautiful” premieres
1999 – “Livin’ la Vida Loca” sung by Ricky Martin released
2001 – The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji

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