Episode 626: Shuttle Up

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  • Question of the week: What Movie/TV/Book after finishing it made you go, “What the hell was that?”

(Chuck Note: Shout out to the Between two Functions Podcast)

On This Day In History for January 20, 2021

This is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1887, that The United States Senate allowed the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
  • That same date in 1929, The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, was released.
  • Also on January 20, 1986, In the United States, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German scholar, cartographer, and cosmographer, Sebastian Münster, born on this date in 1488.
  • Rafael Bombelli, Italian mathematician was born on that same date in 1526.
  • German astronomer and academic, Simon Marius was born 448 years ago today.
  • Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and numismatist was born on that same date in 1716.
  • French physicist and mathematician, André-Marie Ampère, born on this date in 1775.
  • Born January 20, 1888, American folk/blues musician and songwriter Lead Belly.
  • American engineer and businessman, founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, Allan Haines Loughead, born on this date in 1889.
  • Harold Gray, the American cartoonist, created Little Orphan Annie was born 127 years ago today.
  • Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, born on this date in 1906.
  • Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist was born on that same date in 1918.
  • American actor, DeForest Kelley was born 101 years ago today.
  • American actress, Patricia Neal, born on this date in 1926.
  • Arte Johnson, American actor and comedian was born on that same date in 1929.
  • Also turning 91 today is American colonel, pilot, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
  • Also born on that same date in 1931,  American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, David Lee.
  • American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Paul Stanley is 69 today.
  • Also turning 65 today is American comedian, political commentator, media critic, television host, and producer Bill Maher.
  • Also born on that same date in 1960,  American video game designer, co-founded Maxis, Will Wright.
  • American computer hacker and activist, co-founded MindVox, Patrick K. Kroupa is 52 today.
  • Indian computer engineer, Ruchi Sanghvi, born on this date in 1982.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – Michael Rabalais
  • 22 – TAW012294
  • 23 – Kathie Luke, IL
  • 23 – Chris Moody from PodioMedia Chat
  • 23 – Keith Lane from TGGeeks
  • 24 – Cynthia Fry
  • 25 – Kreg Steppe
  • 26 – Will The Computer Guy

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 20, 2021

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