Episode 607: We are taking Control….Alt and Delete

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On This Day In History for July 15, 2020

This is the 197th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1741, that Aleksei Chirikov sighted land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
  • Also today in 1799, The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
  • July 15, 1806, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
  • Also today in 1910, In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
  • It was on this date in 1916, that In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporated Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
  • 66 years ago today, First flight of the Boeing 367 -80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
  • It was 65 years ago that Eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
  • That same date in 1975, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project featured the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.
  • July 15, 2003, AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
  • It was also this date in 2006 that Twitter, later one of the largest social media platforms in the world, was launched.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Austrian-German mathematician and theorist, Wilhelm Wirtinger, born on this date in 1865.
  • Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the French physician and explorer was born 153 years ago today.
  • Born July 15, 1906, English-German engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut.
  • Robert Bruce Merrifield, the American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 99 years ago today.
  • American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate, Leon M. Lederman, born on this date in 1922.
  • Also turning 90 today is American mathematician and computer scientist Stephen Smale.
  • Also born on that same date in 1950, Greek-American journalist and publisher (The Huffington Post), Arianna Huffington.
  • Indian theoretical physicist and string theorist, Ashoke Sen, born on this date in 1956.

Listener Birthdays (July 15-21)

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  • 18 – Nikolai from Dancing With Elephants
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.

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


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