Technorama Ep399: Spin Cycle Gone Wrong

Coming up in this episode…

  • Lungs
  • Fish
  • Dune

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Movie Review

  • Chuck saw RoboCop (2014)
  • Kreg saw 3D content from Netflix

On This Day In History for February 19, 2014

This is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining in 2014.

  • It was on this date in 1600 that the Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
  • That same date in 1819 – British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party on this date in 1847.
  • February 19, 1876 was the founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
  • Thomas Edison patents the phonograph today in 1878.
  • 54 years ago today China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
  • William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital on this date in 1985.
  • 12 years ago, NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:

  • Polish mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus born on this date in 1473
  • Also born on this date in 1660 – German physician and chemist Friedrich Hoffmann
  • Sven Hedin, the Swedish geographer and explorer was born today in 1865
  • Actor Lee Marvin, would have been 90 today.
  • Physician/astronaut Joseph P. Kerwin turns 82 today.
  • Game designer and programmer Danielle Bunten Berry, was born today in 1949
  • and finally Mexican astronaut Rodolfo Neri Vela turns 62

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 19, 2014

News

Listener Birthday Calendar

  • 19 – Scooter in Connecticut
  • 19 – Steve in Sumter
  • 23 – Zhadum
  • 23 – Keith Hughes (a.k.a. EdGizmo)
  • 25 – Norbert
  • 25 – Sandi Sheppard (Mark’s lovely wife)
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

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