Episode 670: Having a Drink at the Space Bar

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On This Day In History for April 13, 2022

This is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1870, that The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded
  • April 13, 1953, CIA director Allen Dulles launched the mind-control program Project MKUltra
  • The United States launched Transit 1 -B, the world’s first satellite navigation system on this date in 1960
  • It was also this date in 1970 that An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module exploded, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module (codenamed “Odyssey”) while en route to the Moon
  • On April 13, 1976, The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English soldier, member of the Gunpowder Plot (probable; d. 1606), Guy Fawkes, born on this date in 1570.
  • Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States was born on that same date in 1743.
  • Cornish-English engineer and explorer, Richard Trevithick, born on this date in 1771.
  • Irish engineer, invented the Screw-pile lighthouse, Alexander Mitchell was born 242 years ago today.
  • Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, Irish astronomer was born on that same date in 1850.
  • American businessman, founded the F. W. Woolworth Company, Frank Winfield Woolworth was born 170 years ago today.
  • American criminal, Butch Cassidy, born on this date in 1866.
  • Born April 13, 1879, American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and educator Oswald Bruce Cooper.
  • Scottish engineer, invented Radar, Robert Watson-Watt was born 130 years ago today.
  • Born April 13, 1899, American architect and game designer, created Scrabble, Alfred Mosher Butts.
  • American businessman, founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co., Robert Orville Anderson, born on this date in 1917.
  • American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Michael Stuart Brown is 81 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1949,  New Zealand-English mathematician and statistician, Len Cook.
  • American actor, Ron Perlman, born on this date in 1950.
  • Also turning 59 today is Russian chess player and author Garry Kasparov.

Listener Birthdays

  • 14 – Danny Harnish
  • 16 – Donna Tomasi
  • 18 – Skaifey (Anthony)
  • 19 – Amanda (SusietheGeek’s daughter & Geek in Training)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April  13, 2022

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