Technorama Ep408: Magnetic Pancakes

Coming up in this episode…

  • Judging internet people
  • Coffee
  • … And space

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On This Day In History for June 25, 2014

This is the 176th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 189 days remaining in 2014.

  • It was on this date in 1900  That the Daoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China.
  • That same date in 1910 – The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.
  • Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane on this date in 1923.
  • June 25, 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
  • The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published today in 1947.
  • 65 years ago today, Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
  • Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union. That was today in 1960.
  • “Our World” becomes the first live global satellite television program. It was broadcast today in 1967
  • On this date in 1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
  • 17 years ago, an unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to

  • Author George Orwell, born on this date in 1903
  • Little Timmy’s Mom on “Lassie” and Maureen Robinson on “Lost in Space”, Actress June Lockhart turns 89 today
  • singer-songwriter, actress, and author Carly Simon is 69 today
  • and finally, Jimmie “Dy-no-mite” Walker is 67.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 25, 2014 Follow Up


Listener Birthday Calendar (June)

  • 25 – Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957
  • 25 –Jim Guckin from Philadelphia, Pa
  • 26 – Patrick Norton
  • 26 – Daughter of Will The Computer Guy
  • 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!)
  • 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude)
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

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