Today in Geek History – October 4

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

Today in Geek History - October 4

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.

1883 – First run of the Orient Express.
1927 – Work begins by sculptor Gutzon Borglum on the face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. It would take another 12 years for the granite images of four of America’s most revered and beloved presidents to finish
1933 – “Esquire Magazine” is 1st published
1957 – The Space Race begins when the Soviet Union launches the first artificial satellite SPUTNIK.
1957 – “Leave It to Beaver” debuts on CBS
1980 – ABC premiere of “Thundarr the Barbarian”
1987 – “The Last Emperor” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O’Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival
1990 – premiere of Fox TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210”
2000 – After more than 40 years of production and over 5 million minis sold the last mini is driven off the production line at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham by 60’s Icon Lulu today.
2006 – WikiLeaks is launched.

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