Today in Geek History – March 1

Today in Geek History - March 1

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

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1711 – “The Spectator” begins publishing (London)
1872 – Yellowstone becomes world’s first national park
1890 – first US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
1937 – First permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
1941 – Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
1941 – Nashville, Tennessee becomes the home of the very first FM radio station in the country. While the FM band had less static and more range, it didn’t become popular until the early 1960s.
1949 – Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires
1973 – Pink Floyd release their album “Dark Side of the Moon”, since sold over 45 million copies
1975 – Colour television transmissions begin in Australia


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