Technorama Ep363: Blastoff to Adventure!

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  • Wookies wookies everywhere
  • Cell phone app saves boy’s life
  • Conspiracy theorist: Felix Baumgartner’s jump was done in a sound stage

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On This Day In History for January 9, 2013

  • It was on this date in 1768 in London, England, Great Britain, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
  • That same date in 1793, Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery today in 1816.
  • January 9, 1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts on this date in 1894.
  • 104 years ago today, Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the furthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
  • On this date in 1923 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
  • First flight of the Avro Lancaster. was today 72 years ago.
  • And today in 1960 – President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to

  • Russian mathematician, Vladimir Steklov born on this date in 1864
  • Also born on this date in 1886 – Lloyd Loar, Acoustical engineer and inventor of the Gibson F-5 mandolin
  • Former Green Bay Packers quarterback and coach Bart Starr turns 79 today
  • Bob Denver, the actor who played Gilligan on the TV show Gilligan’s Island was born today in 1935.
  • American singer and activist Joan Baez turns 72
  • and finally, the iPhone was announced 6 years ago today on January 9, 2007

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 9, 2013

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