Today in Geek History – July 14

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

Today in Geek History - July 14

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.

1850 – first public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie
1874 – The Chicago Fire of 1874 burns down 47 acres of the city, destroying 812 buildings, killing 20, and resulting in the fire insurance industry demanding municipal reforms from Chicago’s city council.
1946 – Dr Benjamin Spock’s “Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care” published
1969 – “Easy Rider”, directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released
1983 – Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
2008 – “The Dark Knight” directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York
2015 – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft became the first space mission to explore Pluto.

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