Episode 664: Don’t Interrupt

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On This Day In History for February 9, 2022

This is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1870, that US president Ulysses S. Grant signed a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau
  • Also on February 9, 1895, William G. Morgan created a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball
  • A group of meteors was visible across much of the eastern seaboard of the Americas, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth on this date in 1913
  • On February 9, 1942, Year-round Daylight saving time (aka War Time) was reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • Also on February 9, 1959, The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, became operational at Plesetsk, USSR
  • It was on this date in 1964, that The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a record-setting audience of 73 million viewers across the United States
  • Apollo 14 returned to Earth after the third manned Moon landing on this date in 1971
  • 51 years ago today, Satchel Paige became the first Negro league player to be voted into the USA’s Baseball Hall of Fame
  • It was on this date in 1978, that The Budd Company unveiled its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • February 9, 1986, Halley’s Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System
  • On February 9, 1996, Copernicium was discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Hungarian mathematician and academic, Farkas Bolyai, born on this date in 1775.
  • German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach, Wilhelm Maybach was born 176 years ago today.
  • Born February 9, 1865, German geographer and geophysicist Erich von Drygalski.
  • Carmen Miranda, the Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer was born 113 years ago today.
  • Born February 9, 1918, American chemist Lloyd Noel Ferguson.
  • Also turning 79 today is American actor Joe Pesci.
  • Also born on that same date in 1945, American mathematician and academic, Carol Wood.
  • American actress, activist, and former fashion model, Mia Farrow is 77 today.
  • Also turning 68 today is English cybernetics scientist Kevin Warwick.
  • Also born on that same date in 1960, American biochemist and astronaut, Peggy Whitson.

Listener Birthdays

  • 9 – Podcast Mike Wills from Minnesota
  • 10 – Zach Akgulian – Appleton, WI
  • 10 – Drace (Shari from ND)
  • 14 – Douglas E. Welch of Career Opportunities Podcast
  • 14 – Andrew from Illinois
  • 15 – Philip from Australia

Unofficial holidays

  • National pizza day
  • National toothache day
  • National bagel and lox day

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 9, 2022

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