Today in Geek History – October 5

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

Today in Geek History - October 5

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.

1919 – Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.
1921 – The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.
1924 – first “Little Orphan Annie” strip appears in NYC Daily News
1930 – Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.
1953 – The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
1956 – “The Ten Commandments”, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US
1961 – “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” film released, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard
1962 – “Dr. No”, 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
1969 – “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” debuted on BBC television.
1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
2005 – Vampire novel “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer is first published by Little Brown

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