Today in Geek History – January 16

Today in Geek History - January 16

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

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1547 – Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia.
1920 – Prohibition went into effect in the U.S.
1961 – Mickey Mantle signed a contract making him the highest paid player in the American League at $75,000
1974 – “Jaws” by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday
2007 – Netflix announced it new movie streaming service in addition to its DVD rental service.


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