Technorama Ep514: Ice Cream Robots

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  • Kitty tires
  • Where’s my house?!
  • What George Wants

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On This Day In History for September 13, 2017

This is the 256th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1501, that  Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
  • That same date in 1609,  Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
  • Also on September 13, 1788,  The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country’s temporary capital.
  • It was on this date in 1850, that  First ascent of Piz Bernina, the highest summit of the eastern Alps.
  • Also today in 1898,  Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
  • It was also this date in 1899 that  Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
  • Also today in 1906,  First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
  • It was 61 years ago today, that  The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
  • September 13, 1985,  Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American inventor, engineer and businessman,  Oliver Evans, born on this date in 1755.
  • Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company was born on that same date in 1857.
  • Born September 13, 1873, German mathematician and author  Constantin Carathéodory.
  • German-Swiss explorer,  Wilhelm Filchner was born 140 years ago today.
  • Born September 13, 1886, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  Robert Robinson.
  • American singer-songwriter and conductor,  Ray Charles, born on this date in 1918.
  • Mel Tormé, the American singer-songwriter and actor was born 92 years ago today.
  • American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios,  Don Bluth is 80 today.
  • Also turning 73 today is American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer  Peter Cetera.
  • English actress and producer,  Jacqueline Bisset is 73 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 14 – Andrew Peters (Perl Hacker from the UK)
  • 15 – Mary Brown
  • 16 – Billy Flynn
  • 18 – Jeff Schultz (Gorbash)
  • 19 – Viv Schubert

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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 13, 2017


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