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Today in Geek History – December 18

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Today in Geek History - December 18
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Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.

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1719 – Thomas Fleet publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children”
1892 – “The Nutcracker” makes it debut in St. Petersburg, Russia
1956 – “To Tell the Truth” debuts on CBS-TV
1958 – World’s first communication satellite launched
1963 – “The Pink Panther” film premieres directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven with theme by Henry Mancini
1964 – “The Pink Panther” cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
1966 – Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” airs for first time on CBS
1969 – “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
1976 – “Wonder Woman” debuts on ABC
1984 – “A Christmas Carol” directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the US
2002 – “The Two Towers”, second of the Lord of the Rings films is released.
2009 – James Cameron’s movie “Avatar” was released in the United States.


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