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 18th – On this day in 2009, Star Wars guide, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas hits bookshelves. The book – published by Del Rey – is written by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry and includes maps, charts and information about the planets and locations featured in the Star Wars Saga.

More tomorrow…