October 17, 1888

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1888 the first issue of “National Geographic Magazine” was released at newsstands. While the pictures of animals and important geographic phenomena were deemed interesting by the general public, it wasn’t until the sixth issue when “National Geographic” did a photo exposé of the ‘Untamed Women of the Serengeti’ did the magazine’s sales truly take off.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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