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Today in Geek History – December 12

by April Carvelli
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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.

1897 – “The Katzenjammer Kids” (Hans and Fritz), by Rudolph Dirks, appeared in the New York Journal for the first time.
1901 – Marconi sends first wireless transmission over 2000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada . The transmission consisted of the Morse-code signal for the letter “s” which consists of three dots ( … ).
1946 – ‘Tide’ detergent introduced
1964 – Shooting starts for “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage” (Menagerie)
1977 – “Saturday Night Fever”, a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC
1980 – US’s copyright law amended to include computer programs
1988 – “Rainman” directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York


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