Technorama Ep465 : Gravitational Surfing

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On This Day In History for March 2, 2016

  • It was on this date in 1498 that Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits the Island of Mozambique.
  • Mendoza, Argentina is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro del Castillo on this date in 1561.
  • That same date in 1791, Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes 219 years ago today.
  • United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie Steel Company and Federal Steel Company which became the first corporation in the world with a market capital over $1 billion on this date in 1901.
  • 83 years ago today, The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • It was 67 years ago today that Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
  • The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut on this date in 1949.
  • It was 47 years ago today that In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
  • Also today in 1972, The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
  • That same date in 1983, Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.
  • Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark 21 years ago today.
  • In 1998, Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American soldier and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston, born on this date in 1793.
  • Also born March 2, 1862 – Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Russian physicist and seismologist.
  • The inventor of the PAL color television system, German engineer Walter Bruch was born today in 1908.
  • Happy 80th birthday to Haroon Ahmed, Pakistani-English engineer and academic.
  • Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation, actress Gates McFadden is 67 today.
  • Karen Carpenter, of The Carpenters would have been 66 today.
  • Actress Laraine Newman is 64.
  • Jon Bon Jovi turns 54.
  • and finally, former James Bond, Actor Daniel Craig is 48.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 2, 2016

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