Episode 597: Three is the Magic Number

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  • Talk to Jack about Kickstarter
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  • What movie did you start watching then said: “Screw it, I’m not finishing this”?

On This Day In History for April 22, 2020

This is the 113rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1500, that Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral landed in Brazil.
  • Also on April 22, 1864, The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
  • It was also this date in 1876 that The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of the MLB.
  • On April 22, 1889, At noon, thousands rushed to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
  • Also today in 1944, The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters staged the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.
  • It was also this date in 1954 that witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings began.
  • Also on April 22, 1970, The first Earth Day is celebrated.
  • It was on this date in 1977, that Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
  • That same date in 2008, The United States Air Force retired the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German astronomer and mathematician, Wilhelm Schickard, born on this date in 1592.
  • Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer was born on that same date in 1891.
  • Born April 22, 1904, American physicist and academic J. Robert Oppenheimer.
  • Norman Steenrod, the American mathematician and academic was born 110 years ago today.
  • German mathematician and academic, Hanfried Lenz was born 104 years ago today.
  • Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter was born on that same date in 1923.
  • Welsh-American chemist and astronaut, Anthony Llewellyn, born on this date in 1933.
  • Glen Campbell, the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born 84 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1937,  American actor and producer, Jack Nicholson.
  • American author, Janet Evanovich is 77 today.
  • Also turning 70 today is English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Peter Frampton.
  • Also born on that same date in 1959,  American-Canadian actor and producer, Ryan Stiles.

Listener Birthdays Week of April 22-28

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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 22, 2020

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    • Carnival Row – finished – 8/10
      • A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures’ exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet — a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.

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  • You’re tired from the human race, so you decide to help an advanced alien civilization destroy the Earth, what tips would you give them?

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