Today, September 2, 2017, marks Geocaching.com’s 17th birthday. Woohoo! (You’re lookin’ good — you’ve only gotten better with age!). But what else happened on this day in history?
Here are 17 events that also happened on September 2nd.
2. Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries after most of Western Europe, 1752.
3. First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821, 1798.
4. A solar superstorm — known as the Carrington Event — affects electrical telegraph service, 1859.
5. Telegraph service between Germany and United States begins, 1900.
6. The first science fiction film, A Trip to the Moon, is released, 1902.
7. Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter dies, 1910.
9. First transatlantic round trip air flight is completed, 1936.
10. Academy copyrights Oscar statuette, 1941.
11. Dr. F. John Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery, 1952.
12. Keanu Reeves, star of The Matrix and Speed was born, 1964.
13. First automatic teller machine (ATM) is installed in New York, 1969.
14. German runner, Renate Stecher, runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec), 1972.
16. British runner, Graham Salmon, set world’s record for 100 meters by a blind man, 1978.
17. Geocaching.com founded in Seattle, Washington, 2000.
18. Earth’s trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in Nature by Thomas Crowther of Yale University, 2015.