Episode 596: Connect Four

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On This Day In History for April15, 2020

This is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1755, that Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language was published in London.
  • It was 203 years ago today, that Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln’s death.
  • That same date in 1892, The General Electric Company was formed.
  • It was on this date in 1896, that Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
  • It was also this date in 1912 that The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.
  • Also today in 1923, Insulin became generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • Also on April 15, 1924, Rand McNally published its first road atlas.
  • That same date in 1947, Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
  • 68 years ago today, First flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.
  • It was 65 years ago today, that McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian mathematician and astronomer, Pietro Cataldi, born on this date in 1552.
  • Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician and geographer was born on that same date in 1641.
  • Swiss mathematician and physicist, Leonhard Euler, born on this date in 1707.
  • German astronomer and academic, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve was born 227 years ago today.
  • Hermann Grassmann, German linguist and mathematician was born on that same date in 1809.
  • German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Stark, born on this date in 1874.
  • Born April 15, 1896, Russian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate Nikolay Semyonov.
  • Robert Mills, American physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1927.
  • American actress and producer, Elizabeth Montgomery, born on this date in 1933.
  • Also turning 69 today is American engineer and astronaut Marsha Ivins.
  • American captain and astronaut, John L. Phillips is 69 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1982,  Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Seth Rogen.
  • English actress, Emma Watson is 30 today.

Listener Birthdays (April 15-21)

16 – Donna Tomasi
18 – Skaifey (Anthony)
19 – Amanda (SusietheGeek’s daughter & Geek in Training)
21 – Kim and Kreg’s Anniversary

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 15, 2020

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