Today in Geek History – April 9

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

Today in Geek History - April 9

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.

1833 – first US tax-supported public library in Peterborough, New Hampshire
1860 –Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice on a phonautograph machine
1872 – Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
1959 – NASA names first 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
1976 – “All the President’s Men”, directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released
2009 – Mockumentary “Parks and Recreation” starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari debuts on NBC in the US
2012 – Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion

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