Today in Geek History – March 17

Today in Geek History - March 17

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

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1905 – Albert Einstein finishes his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of modern physics
1949 – The first car with a Porsche badge is shown at International Automobile Show in Geneva, Switzerland on a Porsche 356.
1951 – Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” first appears in the British comic magazine The Beano’
1967 – Snoopy and Charlie Brown of “Peanuts” were on the cover of “LIFE” magazine.
1967 – “Purple Haze” first released by Jimi Hendrix
1968 – Bee Gees make their US TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” performing “To Love Somebody” and “Words”
1987 – IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
2001 – The Eden Project, the worlds largest greenhouse. It is designed to help save the worlds largest number of plant species from around the world, with domes mimicking a natural climate and geographical area, the project has over 100,000 plants and is now one of the UK’s most important tourist attractions.
2009 – The 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer prints its final edition, and becomes an online only operation.
2017 – Live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast” directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson opens


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