Today in Geek History – July 16

Today in Geek History - July 16

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

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1918 – Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.
1926 – The first underwater color photographs appeared in “National Geographic” magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.
1951 – Novel “Catcher in Rye” by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company
1969 – Apollo 11 was launched on a Saturn 5 rocket from Cape Kennedy at 9:32 a.m. The crew consisted of Neil Armstrong (Commander), Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (Lunar Module Pilot), and Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot).
2001 – “Jurassic Park III”, starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US
2005 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling, is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs
2012 – “The Dark Knight Rises”, directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York
2018 – twelve new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter bringing planet’s moon total to 79, by scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science


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