To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I am 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…

October 16th – On this day in 2001, live-action TV series, Smallville makes its debut in the US. The first episode, ‘Pilot’ is directed by David Nutter and is written by Alfred Gough & Miles Miller. ‘Pilot’ kick-starts a ten-season, 217-episode run.

More tomorrow…