Today in Geek History – December 1

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

Today in Geek History - December 1

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.

1887 – Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in “Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle
1903 – “The Great Train Robbery”, the first Western film, released
1913 – Ford Motor Company institutes world’s first moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
1953 – Hugh Hefner publishes first edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s first centerfold
1955 – Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
1982 – “Tootsie” directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood
1984 – “Beverly Hills Cop” directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles
1985 – TV mini series “Anne of Green Gables” based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada
2003 – “The Return of the King”, 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand
2014 – “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”, 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London
2018 – Computer-animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” premieres in Los Angeles


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