Today in Geek History – June 23

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

Today in Geek History - June 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.

1960 – first contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.
1974 – first extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1980 – “David Letterman Show” debuts on NBC-TV daytime
1989 – “Batman” premieres directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson
1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kickstarting the successful Sonic franchise.
1996 – The Nintendo 64 home video game console is first released in Japan, with Nintendo ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.
2011 – “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival.

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