To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

June 12th – On this day in 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in cinemas. The movie – directed by Steven Spielberg – is the first film to feature the character, Indiana Jones, who is played by Harrison Ford.

More tomorrow…