Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.
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1849 – Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400
1858 – “Big Ben”, a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
1877 – first human cannonball act performed in London
1912 – RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage
1925 – Scribners publishes “The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald
1953 – “House of Wax”, the first color 3-D movie, premieres in New York
1957 – “12 Angry Men”, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released
2014 – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London
2017 – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana premieres in Tokyo
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