Episode 660: To Fill a Star Cruiser

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  • QOTW: What was your highlight of 2021?
  • Shout out to John Miller Jr. He leveled up and completed College! He Earned Masters of Information Systems Degree. Earned Cyber Security certificate. 

On This Day In History for January 12, 2022

This is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1866, that The Royal Aeronautical Society was formed in London
  • January 12, 1932, Hattie Caraway became the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • It was on this date in 1967, that Dr. James Bedford became the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation
  • 36 years ago today, Congressman Bill Nelson lifted off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on Space Shuttle mission STS-61 -C as a payload specialist
  • It was on this date in 1997, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-81 to the Russian space station Mir, carrying astronaut Jerry M. Linenger for a four-month stay on board the station, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha.
  • Nineteen European nations agreed to forbid human cloning on this date in 1998
  • January 12, 2001, Downtown Disney opened to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California
  • On January 12, 2004, The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, made its maiden voyage
  • It was 17 years ago today, that Deep Impact launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket.
  • January 12, 2007, Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), the largest comet ever measured, was at its zenith, visible during the day

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Flemish chemist and physician, Jan Baptist van Helmont, born on this date in 1577.
  • Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic was born on that same date in 1792.
  • Born January 12, 1822, Belgian engineer, designed the internal combustion engine Étienne Lenoir.
  • Italian mathematician, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, born on this date in 1853.
  • American novelist and journalist, Jack London was born 146 years ago today.
  • Born January 12, 1892, Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Russian Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Gurevich.
  • Paul Hermann Müller, the Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 123 years ago today.
  • Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1903.
  • Born January 12, 1905, American archeologist and academic James Bennett Griffin.
  • Sergei Korolev, Russian colonel and engineer was born on that same date in 1907.
  • Born January 12, 1916, American chemist and inventor Ruth R. Benerito.
  • Rush Limbaugh, the American talk show host and author was born 71 years ago today.
  • Also turning 71 today is American actress and producer Kirstie Alley.
  • American radio host, actor, and author, Howard Stern, born on this date in 1954.
  • Also turning 65 today is American animator, director, and producer John Lasseter.
  • Also born on that same date in 1964,  American computer scientist and businessman, founded Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos.
  • American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director, Rob Zombie is 57 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 3 – Thomas Gideon (The Command Line Podcast)
  • 6 – Steve Therrien (Canada)
  • 8 – Elvis!
  • 9 – Lingo from the Brit & Yankee pubcast
  • 14 – Glynne Tolar
  • 15 – Ralph Whitfield (aka GoofyRalph)
  • 17 – fuffy_frog (aka Kristina) originally from Canada but now from Thailand

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 12, 2022

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