Episode 584: 345th

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Hello Chuck and Kreg,

thank you for delighting me often with your podcasts on my commute to work!

Since part of it is on the Autobahn with no speed limit, I’ve decided to give you a very special shoutout.

Keep up the brilliant work, and 101 to everyone!

Fritz from Germany – to be precise: Fritz-Ulrich Siewert. I you manage the pronunciation, I won’t be angry 😉

Best wishes!

P.S.: The “Beer Fest Polka” was composed by the venerated Henri Mancini.  😉

On This Day In History for December 11, 2019

This is the 345th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1789, that The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • That same date in 1815, The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
  • Also today in 1934, Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.
  • 73 years ago today, The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
  • December 11, 1968, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, is filmed in Wembley, London.
  • That same date in 1972, Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, David Brewster, born on this date in 1781.
  • Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic was born on that same date in 1803.
  • Kamehameha V of Hawaii was born on that same date in 1830.
  • John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman was born on that same date in 1838.
  • Robert Koch, the German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate was born 176 years ago today.
  • Born December 11, 1863, American astronomer and academic Annie Jump Cannon.
  • Max Born, the German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today.
  • American farmer and businessman, founded Knott’s Berry Farm, Walter Knott was born 130 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1944,  American singer-songwriter, Brenda Lee.
  • American bass player, songwriter, and producer, Nikki Sixx, born on this date in 1958.

Listener Birthdays Dec 11-17

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 11, 2019

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