Episode 502 : C has no class

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  • Printed Cheese
  • Legos
  • And a T-Rex

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On This Day In History for March 22, 2017

This is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1508, that  Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
  • That same date in 1630,  The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 39 years ago today,  Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3 on this date in 1982.
  • On March 22, 1993,  The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
  • Also on March 22, 1995,  Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Persian astronomer and mathematician,  Ulugh Beg, born on this date in 1394.
  • Born March 22, 1785, English scientist  Adam Sedgwick.
  • Chico Marx, American actor was born on that same date in 1887.
  • American cartoonist,  Bill Holman was born 114 years ago today.
  • Born March 22, 1912, American actor  Karl Malden.
  • Marcel Marceau, the French mime and actor was born 94 years ago today.
  • Russian colonel, pilot, and engineer,  Yevgeny Ostashev was born 93 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1931,  Canadian actor,  William Shatner.
  • Also turning 86 today is American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  Burton Richter.
  • American mathematician, computer scientist, and author,  Rudy Rucker, born on this date in 1946.
  • English director and composer,  Andrew Lloyd Webber is 69 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1948,  American journalist,  Wolf Blitzer.
  • American actress and producer,  Reese Witherspoon is 41 today.

Listener birthdays

  • 22 – Michael Slabodnick
  • 23 – Andrew Godo
  • 23 – Doug Kaye
  • 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred
  • 23 – Richard Parkman
  • 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel
  • 26 – Travis Tomasi
  • 26 – Chuck Tomasi
  • 26 – Leonard Nimoy
  • 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA
  • 28 – Dick Balding
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 22, 2017

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