May 2: This day in sci-fi history

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May 3, 2017, 6:23 PM EDT (Updated)

On this day in 2000, President William Jefferson Clinton announced that GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States Military.

However, in even further-back science-fiction news – it turns out the technology was likely predicted by 2001 author Arthur C. Clarke back in 1959. Check out this fascinating Gizmodo article on the subject.

On this day in 2008, Iron Man premiered. Just a quick reality check: this was nine years ago. We hopped into the Way Back Machine and took a peek at Marvel's video from the red carpet of the premiere.

With … Oscar buzz for Robert Downey Jr. Ish.

Tomorrow: Paranormal Everythings.

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