Today in Geek History – April 23

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

Today in Geek History - April 23

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.

1597 – William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance
1900 – first know occurrence of word “hillbillie”. It was published in the NY Journal.
1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.
1985 – “The Impossible Astronaut“, the first episode of the sixth series of Doctor Who, is aired
1992 – McDonald’s opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
2005 – YouTube uploaded its first clip, “Me at the Zoo,” which showed YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front of an elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo.
2013 – “Star Trek Into Darkness” directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney, Australia
2018 – Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles

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