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Today in Geek History – September 14

by April Carvelli
Today in Geek History - September 14
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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.

1939 – first practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut
1951 – A seedless watermelon has been developed at Purdue University it is round and will weigh about 8 to 10 pounds
1965 – “F-Troop” premieres in the US on ABC
1965 – “My Mother The Car” premiered on NBC TV. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.
1972 “The Waltons” TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas and Ralph Waite
1978 – “Mork & Mindy” premiered on ABC-TV.
1981 – “Entertainment Tonight” premieres on TV
1985 – “The Golden Girls”, starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC
1999 – It was announced that “US” magazine would change from monthly to weekly and change its name to “US Weekly.”
2000 – Microsoft releases Windows ME.
2001 – Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in Japan.


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