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Today in Geek History – August 23

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek history - August 23
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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.

1869 – first carload of rail freight (boots & shoes) arrives in San Francisco, from Boston after a 16-day trip
1904 – Automobile tire chain patented
1946 – “The Big Sleep” directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres
2007 – Hashtag invented and first used in a tweet by US product designer Chris Messina


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