Episode 591: Star Trek Cruisin’

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  • What source material should they NEVER attempt to make a movie of?
  • Thomas Hausmann – Topics to not use for movies? Sewage treatment, locker plant kill floors

On This Day In History for February 26, 2020

This is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1606, that The Janszoon voyage of 1605 -06 became the first European expedition to sight Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea..
  • 404 years ago today, Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.
  • February 26, 1909, Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, was first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  • Also today in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • That same date in 1966, was the launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket as part of the Apollo program.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France, François Arago, born on this date in 1786.
  • Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer was born on that same date in 1799.
  • Born February 26, 1802, French author, poet, and playwright Victor Hugo.
  • Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. was born on that same date in 1829.
  • Born February 26, 1842, French astronomer and author Camille Flammarion.
  • John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes was born on that same date in 1852.
  • Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company, Herbert Henry Dow was born 154 years ago today.
  • Kenneth Edgeworth, the Irish astronomer was born 140 years ago today.
  • Italian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Giulio Natta, born on this date in 1903.
  • Tex Avery, the American animator, producer, and voice actor was born 112 years ago today.
  • American actor and singer, Jackie Gleason was born 104 years ago today.
  • Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer was born on that same date in 1920.
  • Fats Domino, the American singer-songwriter and pianist was born 92 years ago today.
  • Born February 26, 1932, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor Johnny Cash.
  • American general, engineer, and astronaut, Susan Helms, was born on this date in 1958.
  • Also turning 57 today is American actress, singer, and activist Chase Masterson.
  • French mathematician, Nalini Anantharaman is 44 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 28 – Wayne “Your Ad Here” Pittenger – Bethlehem PA
  • 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 26, 2020

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