To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I have been presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

We’re now into the final month of facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

January 9th – On this day in 1987, Star Tours – the Star Wars themed ride – opens at Disneyland in California. Star Wars creator, George Lucas and Disney Chairman, Michael Eisner attend the opening, along with thousands of Star Wars fans. To mark the occasion, Disneyland opens at 10am and remains open for the next 60 hours.

More tomorrow…