Episode 644: Escape Key Minor

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On This Day In History for June 23, 2021

This is the 174th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1810, that John Jacob Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company
  • It was also this date in 1860 that The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office
  • On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer”
  • Also today in 1894, The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • That same date in 1926, The College Board administered the first SAT exam
  • On June 23, 1931, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane
  • June 23, 1960, The United States Food and Drug Administration declared Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world
  • It was on this date in 1969, that IBM announced that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry
  • That same date in 1994, NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing building for the International Space Station, officially opened at Kennedy Space Center.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, born on this date in 1912.
  • Also turning 101 today is Kuwaiti astronomer Saleh Ajeery.
  • Born June 23, 1922, American lieutenant and physicist Morris R. Jeppson.
  • Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1930.
  • Baron Rees of Ludlow, English cosmologist and astrophysicist, Martin Rees, born on this date in 1942.
  • Also turning 68 today is Armenian physicist, politician and current President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.
  • American director, producer, and screenwriter, Joss Whedon is 57 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 25 – Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957
  • 25 – Jim Guckin from Philadelphia, Pa
  • 26 – Patrick Norton
  • 26 – Daughter of Will The Computer Guy
  • 27 – Jordan Burkhead, daughter of Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast
  • 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 23, 2021

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