The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on April 10, 1861. It's traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering. Over 90 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with MIT as alumni, faculty members or researchers. Based on the research at MIT a lot of geeky innovations came to life like public-key cryptography, E-Ink, the open source movement backed by the GNU Project, RADAR and last but not least the World Wide Web (WWW).
How can I celebrate?
Maybe buy a book about the history of MIT or have a look at this interesting website about the history of one of the world's most famous universities.