Episode 577: It’s Episode 577

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On This Day In History for October 2, 2019

This is the 275th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1535, that Jacques Cartier discovers the present site of Montreal.
  • It was 94 years ago today, that John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • That same date in 1955, ENIAC, one of the earliest electronic general-purpose computers, is shut down.
  • It was 60 years ago today, that Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS.  The first episode is “Where Is Everybody?”.
  • Also on October 2, 1996, The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 19 years ago today, The Rijndael algorithm is chosen by NIST as the AES standard.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English anthropologist and academic, Edward Burnett Tylor, born on this date in 1832.
  • William Ramsay, the Scottish-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 167 years ago today.
  • Indian freedom fighter, activist and philosopher, Mahatma Gandhi was born 150 years ago today.
  • Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor was born on that same date in 1890.
  • Bud Abbott, the American comedian was born 122 years ago today.
  • American cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon, Alex Raymond, born on this date in 1909.
  • American chemist, occultist, and engineer, Jack Parsons was born 105 years ago today.
  • American computer scientist and author, Vernor Vinge is 75 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1945,  American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Don McLean.
  • Also turning 71 today is American actor and singer Avery Brooks.
  • Also born on that same date in 1951,  English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor, Sting.
  • Also turning 45 today is Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Sam Roberts.

This also Stan Lee Day!

Listener Birthdays

  • 02 – Adam Rumpke
  • 06 – John Deurholt (Jo Dho)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 2, 2019

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