Technorama Ep 517 : The Space Between your Ears

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On This Day In History for November 1, 2017

This is the 305th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 60 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1512, that  The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
  • November 1, 1520,  The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
  • In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens on this date in 1848.
  • That same date in 1870,  In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
  • Also on November 1, 1894,  Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
  • It was on this date in 1896, that  A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
  • November 1, 1941,  American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
  • It was on this date in 1952, that  The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
  • 60 years ago today,  The Mackinac Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas.
  • Also on November 1, 1963,  The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
  • It was on this date in 1968, that  The Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German meteorologist and geophysicist,  Alfred Wegener, born on this date in 1880.
  • American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications,  Larry Flynt is 75 today.
  • Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian was born on that same date in 1942.
  • Also turning 68 today is American physicist and engineer  Michael D. Griffin.
  • American computer programmer and businessman, founded Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mitch Kapor is 67 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1950,  American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate,  Robert B. Laughlin.
  • American businessman and engineer, current CEO of Apple Inc,  Tim Cook is 57 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 01 – Amber Elstad
  • 02 – Mark McCoy
  • 03 – Ken Pace
  • 03 – Craig Glassner (aka Ranger Craig)
  • 04 – Avner (OMG, its 2014 – I’m 40 already)
  • 05 – Michael Corlett (from New Zealand)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November 1, 2017

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