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…

August 1st – On this day in 1981, MTV launches in the US. The channel broadcasts music videos, introduced by video jockeys. The channel changes the way in which music is broadcast on television.

More tomorrow…