Episode 614: One ring shy of a three ring circus

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On This Day In History for September 30, 2020

This is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1791, that The first performance of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.
  • That same date in 1882, Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) began operation.
  • On September 30, 1935, The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, was dedicated.
  • It was on this date in 1939, that NBC broadcast the first televised American football game.
  • 66 years ago today, The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus was commissioned as the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel.
  • It was on this date in 1965, that The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, was introduced.
  • Also today in 1967, The BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service were replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 was also launched.
  • On September 30, 1968, The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.
  • The AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line on this date in 1975.
  • September 30, 1977, Because of NASA budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • On September 30, 1980, Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German astronomer and mathematician, Michael Maestlin, born on this date in 1550.
  • John Rae, the Scottish physician and explorer was born 207 years ago today.
  • American activist, co-founded Mother’s Day, Ann Jarvis was born 188 years ago today.
  • American businessman, founded Wrigley Company, William Wrigley, Jr., born on this date in 1861.
  • French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Jean Baptiste Perrin was born 150 years ago today.
  • Born September 30, 1882, German physicist and academic Hans Geiger.
  • English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Nevill Francis Mott, born on this date in 1905.
  • Arkady Ostashev, Russian engineer and educator was born on that same date in 1925.
  • Also born on that same date in 1935,  American singer and actor, Johnny Mathis.
  • German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Johann Deisenhofer, born on this date in 1943.
  • English astronomer and academic, Richard Edwin Hills is 75 today.
  • Also turning 65 today is German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems Andy Bechtolsheim.
  • Also born on that same date in 1961,  American actor, director, and producer, Eric Stoltz.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 30, 2020

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