Episode 578: Insert Quarter, Press Start

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On This Day In History for October 9, 2019

This is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1410, that witnessed the first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.
  • It was 573 years ago today, that The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  • 415 years ago today, Supernova 1604 is sighted, the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.
  • It was also this date in 1874 that an international postal union is created by the Treaty of Bern.
  • 83 years ago today, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.
  • Also today in 2003, Mission: Space opens to the public at Walt Disney World.
  • Also on October 9, 2009, First lunar impact of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German mathematician, physicist, and physician, Johann Andreas Segner, born on this date in 1704.
  • German physicist and astronomer, Karl Schwarzschild was born 146 years ago today.
  • Joseph Friedman, the American inventor, invented the bendy straw was born 119 years ago today.
  • John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on that same date in 1940.
  • John Entwistle, the English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer was born 75 years ago today.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jackson Browne, born on this date in 1948.
  • Also turning 65 today is American actor Scott Bakula.
  • Also born on that same date in 1964,  Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter, Guillermo del Toro.
  • Also turning 44 today is American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor Sean Lennon.
  • Also born on that same date in 1979,  American model and actor, Brandon Routh.
  • Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter, Chris O’Dowd is 40 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 09 – Itsuko Rumpke (sounds like IT – SUE – KOE)
  • 09 – Mario (New Jersey)
  • 10 – Victor Cajiao
  • 10 – Garrett Riffal
  • 11 – Bruce Barr
  • 13 – Jason Schwanz

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 9, 2019

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