February 2, 1964: G.I.Joe Released
1964 – The first G.I.Joe was released to the toy market. Toy company Hasbro released the 12 inch soldier to the public. Avoiding the word “Doll” to keep the stigma away that boys played with dolls. Action Soldier (Army), Action Sailor (Navy), Action Pilot (Air Force), Action Marine (Marines) and later on, the Action Nurse.
Wikazine – Full show notes for February 2
- Sun begins shipping the SunPCi
- Google Earth v5.0 and Google Ocean are released
- Apple fires Michael Spindler and replaces with Gil Amelio
- AOL Buys Compuserve