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Today in Geek History – May 22

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - May 22
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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.

1570 – First atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
1859 – The creator of “Sherlock Holmes,” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born.
1931 – Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida
1956 – “Bob Hope Show” last airs on NBC-TV
1961 – First revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens
1980 – Pac-Man first released in Japan
1985 – “A View to a Kill”, 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco
1986 – Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
1990 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
1992 – Johnny Carson’s final appearance as host of “The Tonight Show”
2016 – TV series “Preacher”, developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen, premieres on AMC


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