Today in Geek History – August 15

Today in Geek History - August 15

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

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1620 – The first Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
1918 – First full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
1969 – The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
1977 – The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
1979 – “Apocalypse Now”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released
1998 – Apple Launches iMac
2001 – Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own. They had discovered two orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.


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