Geek Fact for January 22nd

In 1984, during Super Bowl XVIII, Apple’s iconic ‘1984’ commercial aired.

Apple became a household name in the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII when it aired the enormously popular 1984 ad promoting the upcoming release of the Macintosh.   Arguably the most famous Super Bowl commercial, there was much controversy at Apple regarding whether or not the commercial should be aired.

Learn more about the controversy at

In 1968, Apollo 5 was launched. Its mission was to go to the Moon to test the unmanned Lunar Module.

This was the first test of the Lunar Module (LM). The unmanned mission was deemed a success and operation of all LM systems was confirmed.

Learn more about the Apollo 5 mission at

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