Highlights in Fandom History – August
Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – August
Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the month of August for the following fandoms:
On August 22, 1888: The “adding machine“, the precursor to the modern calculator, was patented by William Burroughs.
On August 24, 1995: Microsoft Windows 95 was released.
Movies and Animated Features:
On August 1, 1973: “American Graffiti” directed by George Lucas opened in theaters.
On August 13, 1945: The animated feature film, Bambi, opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
On August 15, 2008: The CGI animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted as a full length feature film and introduced Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, Ahsoka Tano.