Today in Geek History – December 24

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

Today in Geek History - December 24

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.

1814 – The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium.
1818 – Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria
1901 – Private companies allowed to use the word “postcard” in the US. Previously they were labelled “Private Mailing Cards” and known as “souvenir cards”.
1914 – World War I: The “Christmas truce” begins.
1948 – The first completely solar-heated house became occupied in Dover, MA.
1955 – NORAD’s Santa tracking service begins
1956 – “I Love Lucy” Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
1970 – Walt Disney’s “Aristocats” is released

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