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On This Day In History for February 10, 2021

This is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 324 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1502, that Vasco da Gama set sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India..
  • It was also this date in 1906 that HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships was christened..
  • That same date in 1923, Texas Tech University was founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.
  • 81 years ago today, Cartoon characters Tom and Jerry made their debut with “Puss Gets the Boot”.
  • February 10, 1962, Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers was exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
  • Also on February 10, 1996, IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
  • That same date in 2009, the communications satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collided in orbit, destroying both.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French physicist and engineer, Claude-Louis Navier, born on this date in 1785.
  • Irish astronomer and author, Agnes Mary Clerke was born 179 years ago today.
  • American chemist and academic, Ira Remsen, born on this date in 1846.
  • Edith Clarke, American electrical engineer was born on that same date in 1883.
  • Born February 10, 1893, American actor, singer, and pianist Jimmy Durante.
  • American actor, Lon Chaney Jr., born on this date in 1906.
  • Also born on that same date in 1930,  American actor and producer, Robert Wagner.
  • Also turning 84 today is American singer-songwriter and pianist Roberta Flack.
  • American media executive, Bob Iger, born on this date in 1951.
  • American television personality, pundit, and author, Jim Cramer is 66 today.
  • Also turning 64 today is American astrophysicist and academic Katherine Freese.
  • Also born on that same date in 1960,  American biologist, computer programmer, academic, Jim Kent.
  • American actress, director, and producer, Laura Dern, born on this date in 1967.
  • Also turning 53 today is American engineer and astronaut Garrett Reisman.

Listener Birthdays

  • 10 – Drace (Shari from ND)
  • 14 – Douglas E. Welch of Career Opportunities Podcast
  • 14 – Andrew from Illinois
  • 15 – Philip from Australia

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 10, 2021

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  • Podcasts we listen to?
  • Documentary Series: Fear City – NYC vs the Mob (inspiration for Tee’s latest work)
  • Documentary Series: The Lady and the Dale (new way of doing documentaries?)
  • Disenchantment Season 3 – Netflix

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  • What common product has a feature you’re not sure everyone is aware of?

Patreon Topic this week

  • Season Finale of The Expanse: Farewell, Alex / Good riddance, Cas (separating character from actor/artist)

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