Today in Geek History – May 23

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

Today in Geek History - May 23

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.

1785 – Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
1873 – Canada’s North West Mounted Police Force forms (it didn’t get the “Royal” until 1904)
1958 – US schools first use Cliff’s Notes
1969 – Who release rock opera “Tommy”
1980 – Horror film “The Shining” released directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on book by Stephen King
1984 – “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US
1995 – The first version of the Java programming language is released.

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