Today in Geek History – December 21

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

Today in Geek History - December 21

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.

1872 – Phileas Fogg completes his round the world trip in 80 days, in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days”
1891 – first game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
1898 – French Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium
1913 – Arthur Wynne’s “word-cross”, the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.
1914 – first feature-length silent film comedy “Tillie’s Punctured Romance” released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin
1933 – Fox Films signs Shirley Temple aged 5, to a studio contract
1934 – French film “Zouzou” premieres in Paris, starring Josephine Baker; 1st black woman to star in a major motion picture
1937 – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.
1949 – “Samson and Delilah”, directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York

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