Today in Geek History – July 12

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

Today in Geek History - July 12

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.

1870 – The first rotary can opener with a cutting wheel was patented by William W. Lyman.
1960 – Manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch
1962 – Rolling Stones first performance. It was at the Marquee Club in London
1976 – first “Family Feud” game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
1979 – “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park, fans destroy disco records and causing the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers
2000 – The movie “X-Men” premiered in New York.
2018 – “Misson: Impossible – Fallout”, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

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