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Today in Geek History – April 29

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - April 29
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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.

1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
1852 – First edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus published
1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of “Space Patrol” on ABC
1958 – The Broadway musical “My Fair Lady” opens for its first night in London, with Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins, and Julie Andrews playing Eliza Doolittle.
1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts
1968 – The controversial musical “Hair”, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with some of its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production. A 2004 Alero GLS Final 500 Collector’s Edition. Photo by Joe Ross.


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