Episode 655: After One Hot Minute

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  • QOTW: What are some of your Halloween Traditions?

On This Day In History for November 17, 2021

This is the 321st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1800, that The United States Congress held its first session in Washington, D.C
  • On November 17, 1820, Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)
  • It was 74 years ago today, that American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observed the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century
  • Also on November 17, 1970,  The Soviet Union landed Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This was the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft
  • 48 years ago today, In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon told 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook.”
  • Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tenure as the governor of California began on this date in 2003
  • Also on November 17, 2019, The first known case of COVID-19 was traced to a 55 -year-old man who had visited a market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German mathematician and astronomer, August Ferdinand Möbius, born on this date in 1790.
  • Hungarian physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate, Eugene Wigner was born 119 years ago today.
  • Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, co-founded the Honda Motor Company was born on that same date in 1906.
  • Born November 17, 1917, American mathematician Ruth Aaronson Bari.
  • Also born on that same date in 1938,  Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist, Gordon Lightfoot.
  • American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Martin Scorsese, born on this date in 1942.
  • Also turning 78 today is American model and actress Lauren Hutton.

Listener Birthdays

  • Nov 22 – Tom Posz – (from California, USA)

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

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Question of the week:

  • What is that one thing that fascinates you about space?

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