Episode 649: Goto back to BASIC

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On This Day In History for September 1, 2021

This is the 244th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1804, that Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, was discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • 143 years ago today, Emma Nutt became the world’s first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company
  • It was also this date in 1934 that The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, was released to movie theatres
  • It was 69 years ago today, that The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, was first published
  • On September 1, 1972, In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beat Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion
  • 47 years ago today, The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of one hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h)
  • It was on this date in 1979, that The American space probe Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passed the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
  • 39 years ago today, The United States Air Force Space Command was founded.
  • It was 36 years ago today that A joint American-French expedition located the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German organist, composer, and educator, Johann Pachelbel, born on this date in 1653.
  • English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Francis William Aston was born 144 years ago today.
  • German engineer and designer, invented the Human-powered aircraft, Engelbert Zaschka, born on this date in 1895.
  • Born September 1, 1922, Canadian-American actress and singer Yvonne De Carlo.
  • American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer, Lily Tomlin, born on this date in 1939.
  • Also born on that same date in 1946,  Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer, Barry Gibb.
  • Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress, Gloria Estefan, born on this date in 1957.
  • American captain, pilot, and astronaut, Christopher Ferguson is 60 today.
  • Also turning 55 today is American video game designer, co-founded Irrational Games Ken Levine.

Listener Birthdays

  • 1 – David Kloempken
  • 2 – Scott Tyler
  • 5 – Ben Vaughan (benvon) [1977]
  • 6 – Susan Murph (SusietheGeek) How to Grow Your Geek Podcast

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 1, 2021

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