Episode 669: Cows in the Milky Way

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On This Day In History for April 6, 2022

This is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1652, that At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck established a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town
  • Also on April 6, 1808, John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire
  • In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games was celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I on this date in 1896
  • Also on April 6, 1926, Varney Airlines made its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines)
  • That same date in 1965, was the launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Jewish philosopher, Torah scholar, physician and astronomer (March 30 also proposed, d. 1204), Maimonides, born on this date in 1135.
  • Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1851.
  • Anthony Fokker, the Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer was born 132 years ago today.
  • American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company, Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., born on this date in 1892.
  • Born April 6, 1910, Belarusian-American rocket scientist Barys Kit.
  • American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun, Jack Cover was born 102 years ago today.
  • American actor, singer, and writer, Billy Dee Williams, born on this date in 1937.
  • Also born on that same date in 1939,  American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive, John Sculley.
  • American actor and director, John Ratzenberger is 75 today.
  • English mathematician and computer scientist, Mike Worboys, born on this date in 1947.
  • Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut, Paolo Nespoli is 65 today

Listener Birthdays

  • 29 – Marc Blackburn 
  • 4 – Brian K
  • 4 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon)
  • 4 – Amy Bowen
  • 5 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf)
  • 5 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher)
  • 5 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch)
  • 5 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants
  • 6 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek)
  • 7 – P.C. Haring

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March  30, 2022

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