Technorama Ep520 : All Santa’s Reindeer


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  • Brain Candy
  • Luke Incarnate

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On This Day In History for December 13, 2017

This is the 347th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 18 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1577, that Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage.
  • It was 89 years ago today, that George Gershwin’s An American in Paris is first performed.
  • Also on December 13, 1962, NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.
  • Also today in 1972, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or “Moonwalk” of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English chemist and academic, Robert Plot, born on this date in 1640.
  • Born December 13, 1662, Italian astronomer and philosopher Francesco Bianchini.
  • Franz Aepinus, the German astronomer and philosopher was born 293 years ago today.
  • Born December 13, 1780, German chemist, invented the Döbereiner’s lamp Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.
  • Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded Siemens was born on that same date in 1816.
  • 16th First Lady of the United States, Mary Todd Lincoln was born 199 years ago today.
  • Danish feminist, novelist and telegraphist, Mathilde Fibiger, born on this date in 1830.
  • Kristian Birkeland, the Norwegian physicist and author was born 150 years ago today.
  • American mathematician, Annie Dale Biddle Andrews was born 132 years ago today.
  • Born December 13, 1887, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic George Pólya.
  • American actor, singer, and dancer, Dick Van Dyke, born on this date in 1925.
  • Also turning 88 today is Canadian actor and producer Christopher Plummer.
  • Also born on that same date in 1948,  American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, Ted Nugent.
  • American actor, Jamie Foxx, born on this date in 1967.

Listener Birthdays

  • 07 – Peter aka Zzippster from the Zzipp and Co. Podcast, Weymouth, Dorset, UK
  • 08 – DanDman
  • 08 – Gydian (Michael H.)
  • 09 – Steve Kite (BigUnit62)
  • 12 – Deckrd
  • 12 – Kevin Burns (Soleblaze)
  • 12 – Matt Blocker TheGiant
  • 12 – Rob Riehl (suriehl)
  • 14 – Michael Spence from Brother Osric’s Scriptorium
  • 17 – Jorge Schrauwen
  • 20 – Phil Burchill 42 this year (2015)! Ten years of listening to Technorama!
  • 21 – James Ballard KarakSindru
  • 22 – Bo Pace
  • 22 – Luke “Chuck’s Stalker” Smith (2000)
  • 22 – Jason Pelloni, Tampa, FL
  • 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 December 13, 2017


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