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Today in Geek History – May 14

by April Carvelli
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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.

1796 – The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1878 – Vaseline is granted a patent
1938 – “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland is released
1944 – George Lucas is born in Modesto, California
1973 – “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”, last airs on NBC-TV
1973 – Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.
1989 – Final TV episode of “Family Ties” airs on NBC with a 36 million audience
1989 – “Moonlighting”, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
1991 – World’s Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1998 – Seinfeld’s final 2-part episode “The Finale” airs on NBC to 76.3M viewers


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