Technorama Ep506: Speaking in Computer Tongues

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  • Mister Rogers
  • Starcraft
  • Home Automation

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On This Day In History for May 24, 2017
This is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1595, that Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • It was also this date in 1607 that 100 English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first English colony in America..
  • Also on May 24, 1830, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
  • Also today in 1844, Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate the first telegraph line..
  • It was 87 years ago today, that Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight)..
  • On May 24, 1935, The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field..
  • Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight on this date in 1940.
  • It was 59 years ago today, that United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
  • Also today in 1962, American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule as part of Project Mercury.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English physician, physicist, astronomer, and natural philosopher, William Gilbert, born on this date in 1544.
  • Born May 24, 1686, German-Polish physicist and engineer Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.
  • American broadcasting businessman, magazine and newspaper publisher, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., was born on this date in 1895.
  • Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, director, activist and musician, Tommy Chong, born on this date in 1938.
  • American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist, Bob Dylan is 76 today.
  • Actor, Gary Burghoff, born on this date in 1943.
  • American singer-songwriter and actress, Patti LaBelle is 73 today.
  • Actress and businesswoman, Priscilla Presley, was born on this date in 1945.
  • Also born on that same date in 1974,  German biochemist and MediaWiki developer, Magnus Manske.
  • 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 May 24, 2017

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