Today in Geek History – June 18

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

Today in Geek History - June 18

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.

1178 – Five monks at Canterbury report explosion on moon (only known observation)
1892 – Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii
1898– first amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey
1961– CBS radio cancels “Gunsmoke”
1983 – Sally Ride is first US woman in space
1999 – Walt Disney’s “Tarzan” opened.
2001 – “The Fast and the Furious” film directed by Rob Cohen starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez premieres
2003 – Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages
2005 – David Tennant’s first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC “Doctor Who” episode “The Parting of the Ways”

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