Today in Geek History – April 14

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

Today in Geek History - April 14

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.

1828 – First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication
1841 – First detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in Rue Morgue”
1865 – US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater
1887 – Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Reigate Squires”
1894 – First public showing of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope (moving pictures)
1902 – J. C. Penney opens his first store, The Golden Rule Store, in Kemmerer, Wyoming
1912 – RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
1927 – The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden
1939 – John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath” published
1940 – RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia
1950 – First edition of British comic “Eagle”
2000 – Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
2012 – J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website “Pottermore”
2017 – “The Fate of the Furious” directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson opens worldwide

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