Episode 667: Temporal Radiation

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On This Day In History for March 9, 2022

This is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1815, that Francis Ronalds described the first battery-operated clock in the Philosophical Magazine.
  • Also on March 9, 1841, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • Also today in 1842, The first documented discovery of gold in California occured at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • March 9, 1862, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fought to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • It was also this date in 1954 that CBS television broadcasted the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. on this date in 1959
  • It was 62 years ago today that Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implanted for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allowed the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
  • Also on March 9, 1961, Sputnik 9 successfully launched, carrying a dog and a human dummy, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
  • It was also this date in 1974 that The Mars 7 Flyby bus released the descent module too early, missing Mars.
  • March 9, 1987, Chrysler announces its acquisition of American Motors Corporation
  • That same date in 1997, Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia were treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permitted Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
  • It was 11 years ago today that Space Shuttle Discovery made its final landing after 39 flights.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian cartographer and explorer, Amerigo Vespucci, born on this date in 1451.
  • German theologian, cartographer and astronomer, David Fabricius was born 458 years ago today.
  • Amasa Leland Stanford, the American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University was born 198 years ago today.
  • American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies, Paul Wilbur Klipsch was born 118 years ago today.
  • American classical violin prodigy and theremin player, Clara Rockmore, born on this date in 1911.
  • Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, Yuri Gagarin was born 88 years ago today.
  • Also turning 87 today is American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm Inc. Andrew Viterbi.
  • American chess player and author, Bobby Fischer, born on this date in 1943.
  • Also born on that same date in 1971,  American actor, Emmanuel Lewis.

Listener Birthdays

  • 11 – Andy Helsby of Absoblogginlutely!
  • 11 – Ken Kitzman a.k.a kitzken
  • 13 – Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo
  • 14 – Pi Day (3/14)

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

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