Technorama Ep 525 : Singing in the Acid Rain

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On This Day In History for February 7, 2018

This is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1907, that launched The Mud March – the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • February 7, 1940, The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
  • It was also this date in 1984 during Space Shuttle mission STS-41 -B, Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
  • Also on February 7, 1990,  The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power as part of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  • On February 7, 1997, NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American blacksmith and businessman, founder of Deere & Company, John Deere, born on this date in 1804.
  • Charles Dickens, English Novelist and critic was born on that same date in 1812.
  • American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, born on this date in 1867.
  • Thomas Andrews, Irish shipbuilder and businessman, designed the RMS Titanic was born on that same date in 1873.
  • G. H. Hardy, the English mathematician and geneticist was born 141 years ago today.
  • Joseph Algernon Pearce, Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer was born on that same date in 1893.
  • Russian engineer, founded the Antonov Aircraft Company, Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov was born 112 years ago today.
  • Bill Hoest, American cartoonist was born on that same date in 1926.
  • Also born on that same date in 1932,  American colonel, pilot, and astronaut, Alfred Worden.
  • Also turning 83 today is American businessman and politician Herb Kohl.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Garth Brooks is 56 today.
  • American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Chris Rock, born on this date in 1965.

Listener Birthdays

  • 07 – Chad W. Smith from Chattanooga, TN
  • 07 – Bryon the Big BS in PA, Williamsport PA
  • 08 – Jan Scott from Yorkshire, UK
  • 09 – “Podcast” Mike Wills from Minnesota
  • 10 – Zach Akgulian – Appleton, WI
  • 10 – Drace (Shari from ND)
  • 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 February 7, 2018


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