Episode 571: The Check is in the Mail

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On This Day In History for July 24, 2019

This is the 205th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1534, that French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
  • Also on July 24, 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
  • July 24, 1847, After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
  • That same date in 1847, Richard March Hoe,  American inventor, patented the rotary-type printing press.
  • 84 years ago today, The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109 °F (43 °C) in Chicago and 104 °F (40 °C) in Milwaukee.
  • Also on July 24, 1950, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
  • It was on this date in 1966, that Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
  • That same date in 1969, Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French mathematician and explorer, Joseph Nicollet, born on this date in 1786.
  • Polish-German mathematician and theorist, Friedrich Schottky was born 168 years ago today.
  • French mathematician and academic, Émile Picard, born on this date in 1856.
  • Amelia Earhart, the American pilot and author was born 122 years ago today.
  • Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, NASA manager was born on that same date in 1919.
  • Also turning 87 today is German astronomer and academic Gustav Andreas Tammann.
  • American actress and comedian, Ruth Buzzi is 83 today.
  • American actor, Mark Goddard, born on this date in 1936.
  • Canadian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Hugh Ross is 74 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1946,  American comedian and actor, Gallagher.
  • Also turning 68 today is American actress Lynda Carter.
  • American actress, singer, and dancer, Jennifer Lopez is 50 today.
  • Also turning 38 today is American actress Summer Glau.

Listener birthdays

  • 27 – Aaron Heath (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 27 – Wife of Will The Computer Guy
  • 29 – Shaun Farrell, host of the Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast
  • 30 -Brian Hunt aka Zaphodbblx
  • 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 24, 2019


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