Today in Geek History – December 19

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

Today in Geek History - December 19
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Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.

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1843 – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold
1918 – Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column in the NY Globe
1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
1971 – Stanley Kubrick’s X-rated film “A Clockwork Orange” based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres
1974 – “The Man with the Golden Gun”, 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London
1979 – “Kramer vs Kramer” directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released
1980 – “Raging Bull”, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States
1986 – “Platoon” directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released
1997 – “Titanic” opened in American movie theaters.


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