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Today in Nerd History | March 22

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on March 22nd in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

STANLEY CUP | 1894

In 1894, Montreal defeated Ottawa to be the first Hockey team to win the Stanley Cup Championship. The Stanley Cup is the prestigious championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff champion.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The Stanley Cup is named after Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, who was the Governor-General of Canada when he purchased the cup in 1892.

  • Unlike other sports trophies, new winners are added to the existing cup. The first team engraved was the 1906-07 Montreal Wanderers.

  • It weighs 34.5 lbs (15.5 kgs) and is made of silver and nickel alloy.

GOD OF WAR | 2005

In 2005, God of War released on the PlayStation 2. God of War is an action-adventure game where players control Kratos, a Spartan warrior on a quest to defeat Ares, the god of War, set against the backdrop of ancient Greek mythology.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The name ‘Kratos’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘strength’ or ‘power’. It’s fitting for a character known for his incredible strength and combat skills.

  • Initially, Kratos was supposed to have blue tattoos, but they were changed to red to stand out against his pale skin.

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