Episode 573: Homerun

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On This Day In History for August 14, 2019

This is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1457, that Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon.
  • On August 14, 1885, Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
  • It was on this date in 1888, that An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London, England.
  • It was 126 years ago today, that France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
  • 118 years ago today, The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • That same date in 1935, Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • Also on August 14, 1959, Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
  • It was on this date in 1975, that The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian mathematician and physicist, Giambattista Benedetti, born on this date in 1530.
  • Danish physicist and chemist, Hans Christian Ørsted was born 242 years ago today.
  • Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer and author was born on that same date in 1848.
  • American dentist and gambler, Doc Holliday, born on this date in 1851.
  • Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1865.
  • Born August 14, 1866, Belgian mathematician and academic Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin.
  • Frank Oppenheimer, the American physicist and academic was born 107 years ago today.
  • Born August 14, 1914, African-American physicist, chemist, and academic Herman Branson.
  • Also turning 86 today is Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Richard R. Ernst.
  • Also born on that same date in 1945,  American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter, Steve Martin.
  • Also turning 69 today is American cartoonist Gary Larson.
  • American producer, director, and screenwriter, Brannon Braga, born on this date in 1965.
  • Also born on that same date in 1966,  American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States 1986, Halle Berry.
  • American chemist and astronaut, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, born on this date in 1969.

Listener Birthdays

  • 17 – Clive Jevons, Baeumenheim German, Kevin (SusietheGeek’s son and Geek in Training)
  • 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky)
  • 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek )
  • 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg)
  • 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 August 14, 2019


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