Today in Geek History – May 6

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

Today in Geek History - May 6

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.

1837 – John Deere creates the first steel plough
1851 – Dr John Gorrie patents a “refrigeration machine”
1851 – Linus Yale patents Yale lock
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
1902 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place”
1937 – German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1994 – Chunnel linking England and France officially opens
2004 – TV sitcom “Friends” airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers)
2007 – “Shrek the Third” directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres in Westwood Ca.

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