Episode 656: Tryptophan Sleeping Aid

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On This Day In History for November 24, 2021

This is the 328th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 37 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1642, that Abel Tasman become the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania)
  • The Texas Provincial Government authorized the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety) on this date in 1835
  • That same date in 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species
  • On November 24, 1877, Anna Sewell’s animal welfare novel Black Beauty was published
  • Also on November 24, 1932, In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened
  • The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon on this date in 1969
  • It was on this date in 1973, that A national speed limit was imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only four months
  • That same date in 1974, Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discovered the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed “Lucy” (after The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German organist and composer, Charles Theodore Pachelbel, born on this date in 1690.
  • Scott Joplin, the American pianist and composer was born 153 years ago today.
  • Dale Carnegie, American author and educator was born on that same date in 1888.
  • American physical therapist, inventor and forensic scientist, Bessie Blount Griffin was born 107 years ago today.
  • Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate, Simon van der Meer, born on this date in 1925.
  • American publisher and author, founded the National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr. was born 96 years ago today.
  • Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Tsung-Dao Lee, born on this date in 1926.
  • Indian-English drummer and songwriter, Pete Best is 80 today.
  • Ted Bundy, American serial killer was born on that same date in 1946.
  • American actor, Dwight Schultz is 74 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 25 – Lane Williams
  • 26 – Joanie
  • 27 – Brad P. from NJ(but who was born in VA, and has moved back there…)
  • 28 – Ben Sweetser

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November  24, 2021

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