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- QOTW: What are you looking forward to next year? (extra points for answer not pandemic related)
On This Day In History for December 29, 2021
This is the 363rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining in 2021.
- It was on this date in 1860, that the launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, rendered all previous warships obsolete
- It was 108 years ago today, that Cecil B. DeMille started filming Hollywood’s first feature film, The Squaw Man
- It was on this date in 1949, that KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut became the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric, Charles Macintosh, born on this date in 1766.
- Johann Christian Poggendorff, the German physicist and journalist was born 225 years ago today.
- Born December 29, 1800, American chemist and engineer Charles Goodyear.
- Dutch-French mathematician and academic, Thomas Joannes Stieltjes was born 165 years ago today.
- Born December 29, 1879, American general and pilot Billy Mitchell.
- Also born on that same date in 1923, French mathematician and physicist, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat.
- Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist, Cheikh Anta Diop was born 98 years ago today.
- American actress and producer, Mary Tyler Moore, born on this date in 1936.
- Richard Crandall, the American physicist and computer scientist was born 74 years ago today.
- Also turning 74 today is American actor and producer Ted Danson.
- Also born on that same date in 1958, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut, Nancy J. Currie.
- Dec 31 – Shadowbird’s Mom
- Dec 31 – Mr. Sim (aka Jeremy from Winnipeg)
- Jan 3 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast)
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 29, 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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- Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo discovered inside its egg in China – CNN
- David Letterman mocks Bill Gates for backing the Internet as the Next Big Thing in 1995. The rest is history. : interestingasfuck (reddit.com)
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- Chuck: A Christmas Carol (2019) – Hulu (FX)
- Chuck: Being the Ricardos (2021) – Amazon
- Kreg: Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) – Netflix
- Time Machine Radio – raspberry pi zero – YouTube
- Two AIs talk about becoming human. (GPT-3) – YouTube
Question of the week:
- What was your highlight from 2021?
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