Today in Geek History – October 30

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

Today in Geek History - October 30

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.

1873 – P. T. Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts
1921 – “The Sheik”, a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles
1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s “The War of the Worlds”, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas
1974 – “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” horror film premieres in Los Angeles
2003 – “Wicked” premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth
2011 – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres at the Rome Film Festival
2012 – Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion

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