Today in Geek History – June 20

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

Today in Geek History - June 20

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.

1837 – Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV.
1937 – W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the “Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan. The operetta became the duo’s most popular creation and is still parodied in cartoons and other pop culture references today.
1975 – The film “Jaws” is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as “summer blockbusters”.
1980 – “Blues Brothers” with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi opens in 594 theaters
2017 – Mattel releases 15 new body types for their Ken doll, including one with a man bun

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