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Today in Geek History – April 17

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - April 17
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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.

1924 – Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
1930 – DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland’s divinyl acetylene
1937 – Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated short “Porky’s Duck Hunt,” directed by Tex Avery
1964 – Ford Mustang formally introduced
1981 – “Caveman” with Ringo premieres
2011 – “Thor”, directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia
2011 – “Game of Thrones”, based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO
2014 – NASA’s Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.


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