Technorama Ep 527 : We’re Back Baby


Coming up in this episode…

  • Steve Jobs
  • Ancient Die
  • Did we mention we are back?

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  • If you were dropped off in 1870, what job would you be qualified to do?
On This Day In History for March 21, 2018

This is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1871, that Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
  • Also today in 1925, The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.
  • It was 90 years ago today, that Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo transAtlantic flight.
  • It was also this date in 1963 that Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (in California) closes.
  • NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes on this date in 1965.
  • 53 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Also today in 1970, The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco.
  • Also on March 21, 1994, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change enters into force.
  • Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon on this date in 1999.
  • It was 12 years ago today, that The social media site Twitter is founded.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American inventor, Mary Dixon Kies, born on this date in 1752.
  • Joseph Fourier, the French mathematician and physicist was born 250 years ago today.
  • Born March 21, 1839, Russian pianist and composer Modest Mussorgsky.
  • American astronomer and astrophysicist, Antonia Maury, born on this date in 1866.
  • George David Birkhoff, the American mathematician was born 134 years ago today.
  • Jewish-Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher from the Vienna Circle, Friedrich Waismann was born 122 years ago today.
  • Forrest Mars, Sr., American candy maker, created M&M’s and Mars bar was born on that same date in 1904.
  • American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery, Julio Gallo, born on this date in 1910.
  • Born March 21, 1911, African-American scientist and inventor Walter Lincoln Hawkins.
  • Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1922.
  • Born March 21, 1927, American-German astronomer and critic Halton Arp.
  • American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Walter Gilbert is 86 today.
  • Also turning 72 today is Welsh-English actor Timothy Dalton.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Eddie Money, born on this date in 1949.
  • Also turning 65 today is English computer scientist and academic Steve Furber.
  • Also born on that same date in 1962,  American actor, Matthew Broderick.
  • American actress, producer, and talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell is 56 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – “Krazy Joe” Fiore, MegaPodtastic
  • 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred
  • 23 – Richard Parkman
  • 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel
  • 26 – Chuck Tomasi
  • 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA
  • 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 March 21, 2018


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