Technorama Ep542: Something in the way

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  • Linux

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On This Day In History for August 22, 2018

This is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1770, that James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, and claims the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales.
  • It was also this date in 1780 that James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • August 22, 1849, The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America on this date in 1851.
  • On August 22, 1864, Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention.
  • Also today in 1902, Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • It was on this date in 1902, that Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
  • It was 55 years ago today, that X-15 Flight 91 reaches the highest altitude of the X-15 program (107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet)).
  • Also today in 2006, Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French physicist and mathematician, developed pressure cooking, Denis Papin, born on this date in 1647.
  • English engineer, Henry Maudslay was born 247 years ago today.
  • James Hillier, the Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope was born 103 years ago today.
  • Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1920.
  • Born August 22, 1929, Russian anthropologist and author Valery Alekseyev.
  • Also turning 86 today is American engineer, colonel, and astronaut Gerald P. Carr.
  • American general and engineer, Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was born 84 years ago today.
  • Also turning 82 today is German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the maverick roller coaster Werner Stengel.
  • English physicist and academic, Roger Cashmore, born on this date in 1944.
  • Also born on that same date in 1947, American actress and producer, Cindy Williams.
  • English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Roland Orzabal is 57 today.
  • American R&B/soul singer, James DeBarge, born on this date in 1963.

Listener birthdays

  • 22 – Zoidberg [1967]
  • 22 – Kyle Slingo
  • 22 – AlchemyDragon
  • 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter)
  • 25 – David “Grizzly” Smith from Grizzly’s Growls podcasts
  • 27 – Chuck’s forgotten iPod
  • 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 August 22, 2018


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