Technorama Ep519 : Space Cats

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On This Day In History for November 29, 2017

This is the 333rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining in 2017

  • It was on this date in 1877, that Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • On November 29, 1929, U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
  • November 29, 1961, Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico as part of the Mercury-Atlas 5 mission.
  • 45 years ago today, Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American philosopher and academic, Amos Bronson Alcott, born on this date in 1799.
  • Austrian mathematician and physicist, Christian Doppler was born 214 years ago today.
  • John Ambrose Fleming, the English physicist and engineer was born 168 years ago today.
  • American mathematician and academic, Suzan Rose Benedict, born on this date in 1873.
  • Born November 29, 1920, American chemist and academic, developed spandex Joseph Shivers.
  • Also turning 97 today is Russian engineer and politician Yegor Ligachyov.
  • American horn player and composer, Chuck Mangione is 77 today.
  • American comedian, actor, and screenwriter, Garry Shandling was born 68 years ago today.

Listener Birthdays
December

  • 01 – Claudio Miranda (ClaudioM)
  • 02 – Ben Fryxell from the MacMania Podcast
  • 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 November 29, 2017

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