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Today in Geek History – May 3

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - May 3
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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.

1903 – Bing Crosby Born in Tacoma, Washington
1915 – John McCrae writes the poem “In Flanders Fields”
1966 – The game “Twister” was featured on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
1978 – First unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (“spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the US west coast
1991 – “Dallas ” goes off the air after running on CBS for more than 13 seasons.
1999 – Hasbro released the first collection of toys for the Star Wars movie “Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”
2000 – The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
2002 – “Spider-Man”, starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, premieres


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