Today in Geek History – January 3

Today in Geek History - January 3

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

1870 – Construction work began on the Brooklyn Bridge

1892 – JRR Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was born

1921 – Amelia Earhart begins taking flying lessons.

1924 – The mummy of Pharaoh Tutankhamen was found

1952– “Dragnet”, starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday, debuts on NBC

1999 – Mars Polar Lander was launched on its failed mission

2009 – Bitcoin cryptocurrency first introduced

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