September 8th 1966 was the date Star Trek the original series aired. This marks a turning point in nerd culture as a whole. When this show aired nobody knew the many works of art across a variety of mediums it would inspire and the many people who were shaped by it even to this day. So we salute you Gene Roddenberry for creating Star Trek.
For those of you that play Star Trek Online they are giving all players the 23rd Century Bundle(Article). But better be quick, you only have 24 hours starting 2pm PDT today.