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Today in Geek History – May 17

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - May 17
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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.

1883 – Buffalo Bill’s 1st Wild West show opens in Omaha, Nebraska.
1890 – Comic Cuts, first weekly comic paper, published in London
1900 – “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is first published by L. Frank Baum with illustrations by William Wallace Denslow in Chicago
1964 – First Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton
1975 – NBC TV bought the rights to show “Gone With the Wind.” The one time rights cost NBC $5,000,000.
1993 – Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled
2009 – Minecraft release as what is now known as Minecraft Classic.
2011 – The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show is recorded in Chicago, Illinois; many celebrities attend the star-studded event


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