In this episode…
- Old stuff
- and at least one thing that’s funny
C’mon, you know we’re going to mention that stuff SOMEWHERE in this show!
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Introducing the team…
- Shout out to the chat room
- Happy Birthday to:
- Sept 26 – Brett (from Wales)
- Oct 01 – 10/1 = 101 & Stephen Wesche ( Saint Louis Missouri)
- Oct 02 – Adam Rumpke
- If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.
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On This Day In History for September 26, 2012
- It was on this date in 1580 that Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
- New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire today in 1907
- The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act September 26, 1914.
- 78 years ago today, Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
- In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy today in 1960
- 39 years ago today, the Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
- also on this date in 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
- Polish Wikipedia was started 11 years ago today.
- and just four years go, Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist born on this date in 1774
- also born today in 1849 Russian scientist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Ivan Pavlov
- American-born British writer and poet, Nobel laureate, T. S. Eliot would have celebrated his 124th birthday today
- Composer George Gershwin, was born today in 1898
- and finally Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor was born today in 1927
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 26, 2012
Hacks & Strange Stories
- Dad Sends His Son’s Toy Train to Space, Creates Short Film Showing the Journey
- The price may be high, but it’s better than a Barbie Jeep!
- And then there’s the talking measuring cup!
- What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on Technorama?
- Radio Shack Cell Phone Commercial from 1989 [Video] – How-To Geek
- Phone instructions from 1917
- Odd ways people died in Victorian Times
What the Chuck!
- How tall is the iPhone5 screen? (video)
End of Show Stuff
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