Today in Geek History – April 1

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

Today in Geek History - April 1

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.

1748 – Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre
1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol
1889 – first dishwashing machine marketed
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1927 – first automatic record changer introduced by His Master’s Voice
1963 – Soap operas “General Hospital” & “Doctors” premiere on ABC TV
1970 – AMC group introduces the Gremlin, one of the first sub compact cars
1970 – President Nixon signed into law the banning of cigarette advertising on television and radio.
1999 – Eleven countries in the European Union adopted the Euro as a common currency as the dream of monetary union became reality.

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