Today in Geek History – May 10

Today in Geek History - May 10

Today in Geek History - May 10

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.

1752 – Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment
1869 – Golden Spike driven, completing the 1st US Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah and connecting the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific
1879 – Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa
1908 – First Mother’s Day observed (Philadelphia)
1930 – First US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
1962 – Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.
1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.
1983 – TV sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” last airs on ABC-TV
1996 – “Twister” disaster film written by Michael Crichton starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton premieres
2011 – It was announced that Microsoft had closed a deal to purchase the internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion.


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