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Coming up in this episode…

  • 3D Art
  • Space Potatoes
  • Star Trek vs Star Wars throwdown

Special Guest: Ben and Keith from TGGeeks

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On This Day In History for July 12, 2017

This is the 193rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1493, that Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published..
  • July 12, 1543, King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace..
  • That same date in 1561, Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated..
  • Also today in 1776, Captain James Cook begins his third voyage..
  • It was on this date in 1804, that Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel..
  • July 12, 1962, The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at London’s Marquee Club..
  • That same date in 1971, The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time..

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English civil engineer of the 19th century, Thomas Hawksley, born on this date in 1807. He was particularly associated with water engineering projects.
  • Otto Schoetensack, the German paleoanthropologist was born 167 years ago today.
  • George Eastman, American entrepreneur, inventor and photographer was born on that same date in 1854.
  • Albert Calmette, the French scientist was born 154 years ago today.
  • Born July 12, 1863, German physicist specializing in optics Paul Drude.
  • Margherita Piazzola Beloch, the Italian mathematician was born 138 years ago today.
  • American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist, Buckminster Fuller was born 122 years ago today.
  • American comedian and actor, Milton Berle, born on this date in 1908.
  • German engineer, Fritz Leonhardt was born 108 years ago today.
  • Willis Lamb, American Physicist was born on that same date in 1913.
  • American chemist, Elias James Corey, born on this date in 1928.
  • Van Cliburn, American pianist was born on that same date in 1934.
  • American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist, Bill Cosby, born on this date in 1937.
  • British rock singer, Christine McVie is 74 today.
  • American exercise instructor, Richard Simmons, born on this date in 1948.
  • Also born on that same date in 1951,  actress, Cheryl Ladd.
  • Rick Husband, American astronaut was born on that same date in 1957.
  • American Businesswomen, Vice President and Managing director of Facebook EMEA, Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields is 55 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 12 – Shadowbird712 of Shadowbird Studios ( (Sorry for the cheap plug, y’all)
  • 12 – François Pominville nickname: Bookaroo (Year: 11110110001, Canada)
  • 13 – Ben Ragunton of TGGeeks
  • 18 – Lord Doomicus
  • 18 – Nikolai from Dancing With Elephants
  • 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 July 12, 2017


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