Episode 634: My spirit animal is a tribble

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On This Day In History for March 24, 2021

This is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1721, that Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos
  • On March 24, 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis
  • It was on this date in 1900, that Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck broke ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • It was 63 years ago today, that Rock ‘n’ roll teen idol Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army
  • It was on this date in 1965, that Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe were broadcast live on network television
  • Also today in 1993, Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
  • That same date in 1998, First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer, John Harrison, born on this date in 1693.
  • Born March 24, 1820, French physicist and academic Edmond Becquerel.
  • American soldier, geologist, and explorer, John Wesley Powell was born 187 years ago today.
  • Joseph Stefan, the Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet was born 186 years ago today.
  • Born March 24, 1874, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor Harry Houdini.
  • Peter Debye, the Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today.
  • German astronomer and author, Walter Baade, born on this date in 1893.
  • American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks was born 120 years ago today.
  • American criminal, Clyde Barrow, born on this date in 1909.
  • Born March 24, 1911, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera Joseph Barbera.
  • Norman Fell, American actor was born on that same date in 1924.
  • Steve McQueen, the American actor and producer was born 91 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1951,  American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Tommy Hilfiger.
  • American actor and comedian, Louie Anderson, born on this date in 1953.
  • American businessman, Steve Ballmer is 65 today.
  • Also turning 61 today is German singer-songwriter and actress Nena.

Listener Birthdays

  • 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel
  • 26 – Chuck Tomasi
  • 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA
  • 29 – Marc Blackburn 

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February  17, 2021

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