Episode 646: Brace Yourselves…we are back

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  • QOTW: What movie can be completely spoiled by a very small piece of information?

On This Day In History for August 4, 2021

This is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1693, that Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of champagne; it is not clear whether he actually invented champagne, however he has been credited as an innovator who developed the techniques used to perfect sparkling wine
  • On August 4, 1821, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time as a weekly newspaper
  • It was on this date in 1892, that The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. She was tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later
  • It was 14 years ago today, that NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft was launched

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton, born on this date in 1805.
  • Louis Vuitton, the French fashion designer, founded Louis Vuitton was born 200 years ago today.
  • John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher was born on that same date in 1834.
  • American trumpet player and singer, Louis Armstrong was born 120 years ago today.
  • Born August 4, 1915, American businessman, founded Avis Rent a Car System Warren Avis.
  • Frances E. Allen, the American computer scientist and academic was born 89 years ago today.
  • American actor, Don S. Davis, born on this date in 1942.
  • Also turning 66 today is American actor, director, and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton.
  • Also born on that same date in 1961,  American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate, Barack Obama.
  • Also turning 53 today is South Korean-American actor Daniel Dae Kim.
  • American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family, Meghan Markle is 40 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 4 – Clark & Diana (Awesome people and the kids of Gary from Jacksonville)
  • 6 – Julie Tomasi
  • 8 – Philippa Ballantine
  • 9 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991]
  • 9 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo)
  • 10 – Sam Martin

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 4, 2021

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  • What was the first movie you ever saw in a movie theater?

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