Coming up in this episode…
- Old Calculators
- Coloring Books
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- Digital Dan
- It’s Me
- Sound byte from Technorama-rama #1
- Ben and Keith: What TV show needs to go away?
On This Day In History for July 1, 2015
This is the 182nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year.
- It was on this date in 1770 that Lexell’s Comet passes closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u.
- July 1, 1858, Joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society in London.
- The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale on this date in 1874.
- Also today in 1881, The world’s first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
- July 1, 1890, Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
- That same date in 1908, SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
- United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport) on this date in 1931.
- It was 83 years ago today that Australia’s national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was formed.
- 52 years ago today, ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail.
- July 1, 1979, Sony introduces the Walkman
- The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA on this date in 1984.
- 11 years ago today, Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini–Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
- Neptune’s moon S/2004 N 1 is discovered two years ago today.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz born on this date in 1646.
- William Grant Stairs, the Canadian-English captain and explorer was born July 1, 1863.
- Also born today in 1872, British physicist and electrical engineer William Duddell.
- David Brower, American environmentalist, founder Sierra Club Foundation was born 103 years ago.
- Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist Iosif Shklovsky was born on this date in 1916.
- The actor best known for his cross dressing character on M*A*S*H, Corporal Klinger, Jamie Farr is 81.
- Another actor, producer, and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd, is 63.
- Cameron from Ferris Beuller’s Day off, and Captain John Harriman from Star Trek Generations, actor Alan Ruck is 59.
- Diana, Princess of Wales would have been 54 today.
- and finally, actress Liv Tyler is 38.
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 1, 2015
Listener Birthday Calendar
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Hacks & Strange Stories
- Someone Got Android 1.6 Running On A Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator, OnePlus One Owners Feel Strangely Jealous
- Crazy Hacked Typewriter Is Now a Percussive Printer
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