Episode 648: Computers, They Byte.

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  • Question of the Week…What fictional company would you like to work for?

On This Day In History for August 18, 2021

This is the 230th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1783, that A huge fireball meteor was seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast
  • That same date in 1868, French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium
  • 118 years ago today, German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flew his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers
  • On August 18, 2020, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator was launched

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian composer and conductor, Antonio Salieri, born on this date in 1750.
  • Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician was born on that same date in 1774.
  • American businessman, founded Marshall Field’s, Marshall Field was born 187 years ago today.
  • American businessman, Max Factor, Jr., born on this date in 1904.
  • Born August 18, 1911, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer Klara Dan von Neumann.
  • American actress, Shelley Winters, born on this date in 1920.
  • Also born on that same date in 1933,  French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Roman Polanski.
  • Vincent Bugliosi, the American lawyer and author was born 87 years ago today.
  • Also turning 78 today is American actor and comedian Martin Mull.
  • Also born on that same date in 1950,  English drummer and sculptor, Dennis Elliott.
  • American actor and dancer, Patrick Swayze was born 69 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1954,  Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician, Umberto Guidoni
  • Also turning 64 today is American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Denis Leary.
  • American actor and producer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 51 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky)
  • 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek )
  • 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg)
  • 22 – Zoidberg [1967]
  • 22 – Kyle Slingo
  • 22 – AlchemyDragon
  • 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August  18, 2021

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  • What’s a fact that’s real, but sounds completely fake?

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