Today in Geek History – October 15

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

Today in Geek History - October 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.

1520 – King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1881 – first American fishing magazine, “American Angler” published
1937 Ernest Hemingway novel “To Have & Have Not” published
1940 – “The Great Dictator”, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin released
1951 – “I Love Lucy”, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS
1951 – First synthesis of an oral contraceptive (norethindrone) by Carl Djerassi at Mexican drug company Syntex
1952 – “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams is published by Harper & Brothers
1959 – “Untouchables” premieres
2011 – Legoland Florida (the world’s largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida

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