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…

July 11th – On this day in 1997, Modesto, California dedicates a town plaza to Star Wars creator, George Lucas. The plaza includes a bronze statue of an adolescent boy and girl, making reference to Lucas’ 1973 coming-of-age movie, American Graffiti.

More tomorrow…