Technorama Ep 437 : Solve for X

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  • Wax Woz
  • Another use for Viagra

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On This Day In History for June 3, 2015

This is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining in 2015.

  • It was on this date in 1539 that Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  • June 3, 1621, The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland.
  • That same date in 1888, The poem “Casey at the Bat”, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
  • The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed on this date in 1889.
  • Also today in 1889, The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
  • The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first American spacewalk on this date in 1965.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Scottish-English mathematician and astronomer David Gregory born on this date in 1659
  • Also born on this date in 1864  Ransom E. Olds, the American businessman who founded Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Company.
  • Adelaide Ames, American astronomer was born June 3, 1900.
  • This is also the 86th birthday of Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer who created The Newlywed Game and The Dating Game
  • American computer scientist and engineer David L. Mills turns 77 today.
  • Susan Landau the American mathematician and engineer is 61.
  • and finally, American lawyer, academic, and author, founded the Creative Commons Lawrence Lessig is 54.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 3, 2015


Listener Birthday Calendar

  • 04 – Leo Schrauwen – history and pictures from Ekeren (Antwerp, Belgium) in Dutch
  • 04- Tara Parkman (daughter of Richard Parkman)
  • 06 – Adam Larson (UncleAdam)
  • 06 – Grandma Grace (1921)
  • 08 – Bobby Irvin
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

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Sorry, no show next week (June 10), Chuck is away on business – again!

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