Episode 569: Rude, Crude and Podcasting

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On This Day In History for July 10, 2019

This is the 191st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1212, that The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
  • It was also this date in 1499 that The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
  • That same date in 1789, Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
  • July 10, 1913, The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.
  • It was also this date in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
  • July 10, 1938, Howard Hughes begins a 91 hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record.
  • It was on this date in 1962, that Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
  • On July 10, 1966, The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. As many as 60,000 people attend.
  • Also today in 1978, ABC World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
  • On July 10, 1997, In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the “out of Africa theory” of human evolution, placing an “African Eve” at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
  • 19 years ago today, EADS, the world’s second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
  • Also on July 10, 2007, Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English mathematician and astronomer, Roger Cotes, born on this date in 1682.
  • Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist was born on that same date in 1809.
  • Alvan Graham Clark, the American astronomer was born 187 years ago today.
  • German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch, Adolphus Busch was born 180 years ago today.
  • Born July 10, 1856, Serbian-American physicist and engineer Nikola Tesla.
  • Carl Orff, German composer and educator was born on that same date in 1895.
  • German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Kurt Alder was born 117 years ago today.
  • David Brinkley, American journalist was born on that same date in 1920.
  • Owen Chamberlain, the American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 99 years ago today.
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics was born on that same date in 1921.
  • American actor, Fred Gwynne was born 93 years ago today.
  • Russian mathematician and academic, Grigory Barenblatt, born on this date in 1927.
  • Belarusian general, pilot, and astronaut, Pyotr Klimuk is 77 today.
  • Born July 10, 1945, American actor Ron Glass.
  • Also turning 72 today is American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Arlo Guthrie.
  • American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer, Jessica Simpson is 39 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 10 – KHD a.k.a. The Devin
  • 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech)
  • 12 – Shadowbird712 of Shadowbird Studios (http://shadowbirdsrandomcrap.blogspot.com/) (Sorry for the cheap plug, y’all)
  • 12 – François Pominville nickname: Bookaroo (Year: 11110110001, Canada)
  • 13 – Ben Ragunton of TGGeeks
  • 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 July 10, 2019


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