Episode 603: The Flavor Saver

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On This Day In History for June 3, 2020

This is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 211 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1539, that Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  • Samuel de Champlain completed his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec on this date in 1608.
  • 131 years ago today, The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
  • The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first American spacewalk on this date in 1965.
  • Also on June 3, 2012, The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Scottish-English mathematician and astronomer, David Gregory, born on this date in 1659.
  • Born June 3, 1723, Italian physician, geologist, and botanist Giovanni Antonio Scopoli.
  • Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America was born on that same date in 1808.
  • Ransom E. Olds, the American businessman, founded Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Company was born 156 years ago today.
  • American astronomer and academic, Adelaide Ames, born on this date in 1900.
  • Born June 3, 1906, English economist, mathematician, and statistician R. G. D. Allen.
  • Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician and theorist was born on that same date in 1923.
  • Born June 3, 1925, American actor Tony Curtis.
  • Swiss microbiologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate, Werner Arber, born on this date in 1929.
  • American game show host and producer, Chuck Barris was born 91 years ago today.
  • Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe’s was born on that same date in 1930.
  • Also born on that same date in 1947,  American special effects artist and producer, John Dykstra.
  • American businessman, Larry Probst is 70 today.
  • Also turning 66 today is American mathematician and engineer Susan Landau.

Listener Birthdays (June 3-9)

  • 4 – Leo Schrauwen – history and pictures from Ekeren (Antwerp, Belgium) in Dutch
  • 4 – Tara Parkman (daughter of Richard Parkman)
  • 6 – Adam Larson (UncleAdam)
  • 6 – Grandma Grace (1921)
  • 8 – Bobby Irvin

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 3, 2020

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