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 12th – On this day in 2000, X-Men makes its cinematic debut in Ellis Island. The movie – directed by Bryan Singer – is the first live-action adaptation of the X-Men. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman star.

More tomorrow…