Episode 652: Hold Me Closer Tony Danza

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  • QOTW: What element from the periodic table represents you?

On This Day In History for October 6, 2021

This is the 279th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1927, that saw the Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent “talkie” movie
  • 44 years ago today, The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9 -01, made its maiden flight
  • It was on this date in 1995, that The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, was discovered
  • On October 6, 2007, Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth
  • That same date in 2010, Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, was founded

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German navigator and geographer, Martin Behaim, born on this date in 1459.
  • Born October 6, 1846, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company George Westinghouse.
  • Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony, Reginald Fessenden was born 155 years ago today.
  • Meghnad Saha, the Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic was born 128 years ago today.
  • Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Ernest Walton, born on this date in 1903.
  • Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1908.
  • Italian automobile designer, Orazio Satta Puliga was born 111 years ago today.
  • Riccardo Giacconi, the Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate was born 90 years ago today.
  • Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer was born on that same date in 1931.
  • American computer scientist and academic, Sheila Greibach is 82 today.
  • American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Kevin Cronin, born on this date in 1951.
  • Also born on that same date in 1978,  Chinese astronaut, Liu Yang.

Listener Birthdays

  • 6 – John Deurholt (Jo Dho)
  • 9 – Itsuko Rumpke (sounds like IT SUE-Koe)
  • 9 – Mario (New Jersey)
  • 10 – Victor Cajiao
  • 10 – Garrett Riffal
  • 11 – Bruce Barr

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

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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  • What was your favorite childhood Candy

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