Episode 675: Adjust Your Tracking

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On This Day In History for June 15, 2022

This is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 763 BC, that Assyrians recorded a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
  • King John of England put his seal to Magna Carta on this date in 1215
  • June 15, 1502, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage
  • 355 years ago today, The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys
  • It was 270 years ago today, that Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown)
  • June 15, 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber
  • That same date in 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
  • June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license, becoming the first female pilot of African-American descent
  • Also on June 15, 1936, First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber
  • It was on this date in 2012, that Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian model, subject of the Mona Lisa, Lisa del Giocondo, born on this date in 1479.
  • Born June 15, 1542, English captain and explorer Richard Grenville.
  • Juan José Elhuyar, the Spanish chemist and mineralogist was born 268 years ago today.
  • Thomas Mitchell, Scottish-Australian colonel and explorer was born on that same date in 1792.
  • German oceanographer and academic, Georg Wüst, born on this date in 1890.
  • Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and author was born on that same date in 1906.
  • John Fenn, the American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 105 years ago today.
  • American lighting and production designer Marc Brickman is 69 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 15 – Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D
  • 16 – Joe Edmisson
  • 16 – Jason from The Angry Geek
  • 17 – Digital Dan from the Hook Show
  • 18 – Luke (platypuss72) from UK
  • 18 – Xianfox from Appleton
  • 19 – Steven (sphen603) from Wichita, Kansas
  • 21 – Ascii Adam from the Hook Show
  • 22 – Lance Heath
  • 22 – Jack Stevens
  • 22 – Chris Martinez (Scotland)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  15, 2022

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