Technorama Ep510 : Tahiti Syndrome

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On This Day In History for July 19, 2017

This is the 200th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1817, that Unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer is forced to admit defeat and leave Kauai..
  • Also on July 19, 1843, Brunel’s steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull and screw propeller, becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
  • July 19, 1900, The first line of the Paris Métro opens for operation..
  • Also today in 1963, Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
  • It was 34 years ago today, that The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published..

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian monk, missionary and painter, Giuseppe Castiglione (Jesuit painter), born on this date in 1688.
  • Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist was born on that same date in 1814.
  • Born July 19, 1865, American physician Charles Horace Mayo.
  • Max Fleischer, the Animator, inventor. film director was born 134 years ago today.
  • Russian mathematician, Aleksandr Khinchin was born 123 years ago today.
  • Richard Oriani, the American chemical engineer was born 97 years ago today.
  • Harold Camping, American doomsday prophet was born on that same date in 1921.
  • American director, producer and writer, Arthur Rankin Jr., born on this date in 1924.
  • Also turning 70 today is English musician and astrophysicist Brian May.
  • father of IMAP protocol, Mark Crispin was born 61 years ago today.
  • actor, Anthony Edwards, born on this date in 1962.
  • Also turning 47 today is American mathematician Bill Chen.
  • English actor and film producer, Benedict Cumberbatch, born on this date in 1976.
  • Also turning 35 today is American actor Jared Padalecki.

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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 19, 2017

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