Episode 599: Number One

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On This Day In History for May 6, 2020

This is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1835, that James Gordon Bennett, Sr. published the first issue of the New York Herald.
  • 131 years ago today, The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
  • The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed on this date in 1937.
  • That same date in 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
  • Also today in 1941, The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  • That same date in 1941, At California’s March Field, Bob Hope performed his first USO show.
  • Also on May 6, 1949, EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, ran its first operation..

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French mathematician and academic, Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, born on this date in 1769.
  • German engineer and author, Max Eyth was born 184 years ago today.
  • Born May 6, 1848, English chemist and academic Henry Edward Armstrong.
  • Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, born on this date in 1856.
  • Born May 6, 1872, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer Willem de Sitter.
  • Júlio César de Mello e Souza, the Brazilian mathematician and author was born 125 years ago today.
  • Born May 6, 1896, Swedish physicist and academic Rolf Maximilian Sievert.
  • French mathematician and academic, André Weil, born on this date in 1906.
  • Born May 6, 1915, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Orson Welles.
  • American physicist and astronomer, Robert H. Dicke was born 104 years ago today.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bob Seger, born on this date in 1945.
  • Also born on that same date in 1961,  American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, George Clooney.

Listener Birthdays May 6-12

  • 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners)
  • 6 – Bill Barbour
  • 6 – Steve Bickle
  • 8 – Curtis Parish
  • 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 6, 2020

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