Today in Geek History – July 15

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

Today in Geek History - July 15

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.

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign
1869 – Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy
1960 – Chubby Checker releases his version of “The Twist” in the US
1968 – “One Life to Live”, American soap opera, premieres on TV
1988 – “Die Hard” directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US
2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
2005 – “Wedding Crashers”, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres
2006 – Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.
2009 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
2016 – “Stranger Things” debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown

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