Today in Geek History – March 6

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

Today in Geek History - March 6

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

If you have other fun or geeky facts you want us to add, let us know in the comments below.

1475 – Michelangelo Buonarroti is born in Caprese, Italy
1899 – Bayer registers “Aspirin” as a trademark.
1918 – US naval boat “Cyclops” disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1950 – Silly Putty goes on sale in the US
1964 – Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and is renamed “Muhammad Ali” by its leader Elijah Muhammad.
1985 – Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of “The King & I”
1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
1992 – The last episode of “The Cosby Show” aired. The show had been on since September of 1984.
1997 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.
2012 – Three Year Old McNugget Sells for $8,100 on eBay
2015 – The NASA space probe Dawn entered orbit around the protoplanet Ceres in the asteroid belt.
2018 – World’s oldest message in a bottle found in Western Australia, thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886)

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