Episode 677: The End of June is Nigh!

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  • QOTW: Should Smart devices and AI have a duty to report on you? If so, what things should they report on?

On This Day In History for June 29, 2022

This is the 180th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1613, that the Globe Theatre in London, built by William Shakespeare’s playing company (the Lord Chamberlain’s Men) burned to the ground.
  • George Edward Gouraud recorded Handel’s Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music on this date in 1888
  • That same date in 1927, The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completed the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii
  • Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docked with the Russian space station Mir for the first time. on this date in 1995
  • Also today in 2007, Apple Inc. released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian astronomer and academic, Angelo Secchi, born on this date in 1818.
  • George Washington Goethals, the American general and engineer, co-designed the Panama Canal was born 164 years ago today.
  • William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon, co-founded the Mayo Clinic was born on that same date in 1861.
  • George Ellery Hale, the American astronomer and journalist was born 154 years ago today.
  • Born June 29, 1903, English engineer, developed the H2S radar Alan Blumlein.
  • Polish mathematician, Witold Hurewicz, born on this date in 1904.
  • Born June 29, 1914, Greek-American mathematician and academic Christos Papakyriakopoulos.
  • Also born on that same date in 1944,  American actor, Gary Busey.
  • Also turning 67 today is American colonel, pilot, and astronaut Charles J. Precourt.
  • English physicist and academic, Terry Wyatt, born on this date in 1957.
  • Also born on that same date in 1962,  American colonel, pilot, and astronaut, George D. Zamka.

Listener Birthdays

  • June 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude)
  • July 4 – Mike McBride

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 29, 2022

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  • What’s your “comfort series” that you watch over and over again?

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