Episode 593: Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe

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On This Day In History for March 25, 2020

This is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1584, that Sir Walter Raleigh was granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
  • 365 years ago today, Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
  • It was 213 years ago today, that The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • On March 25, 1948, The first successful tornado forecast predicted that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • United States Customs seized copies of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” on obscenity grounds on this date in 1957.
  • It was on this date in 1965, that Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully completed their 4 -day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Also today in 1969, During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
  • March 25, 1979, The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
  • WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham on this date in 1995.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German mathematician and astronomer, Christopher Clavius, born on this date in 1538.
  • John Barry, the American naval officer and father of the American navy was born 275 years ago today.
  • Born March 25, 1800, German geologist and academic Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen.
  • American sculptor, designer Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum was born 153 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1928, American captain, pilot, and astronaut, Jim Lovell.
  • American businessman, founded Domino’s Pizza, Tom Monaghan is 83 today.
  • D. C. Fontana, the American screenwriter and producer was born 81 years ago today.
  • American actor and director, Paul Michael Glaser is 77 today.
  • French volcanologist, Maurice Krafft, born on this date in 1946.
  • Also born on that same date in 1947, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, Elton John.
  • Also turning 70 today is American singer-songwriter Ronnie McDowell.
  • Also born on that same date in 1965, American actress, producer, and designer, Sarah Jessica Parker.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 25, 2020

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