October 19: Blockbuster opens – Day in Tech History
1985 – The first Blockbuster opens it’s doors in Dallas, TX by David Cook. The 29 year old store owner eventually sold it to Scott Beck, John Melk and Wayne Huizenga. Eventually it becomes a nation-wide franchise and online movie and game rental store.
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Other Historical events of the Day.
- Netscape 4.5 is released
- Flickr adds Geotagging
- Korean war stops all color TV broadcasts