Episode 678: Hop To It!

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On This Day In History for July 6, 2022

This is the 187th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1484, that Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão found the mouth of the Congo River
  • July 6, 1536, The explorer Jacques Cartier landed at St. Malo at the end of his second expedition to North America. He returned with none of the gold he expected to find.
  • That same date in 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog
  • The British dirigible R34 landed in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship on this date in 1919
  • It was on this date in 1942, that Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the “Secret Annexe” above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse
  • 78 years ago today, Jackie Robinson refused to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial
  • Also today in 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
  • 60 years ago today, As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test took place
  • Also on July 6, 1990, The Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian mathematician and architect, Antonio Manetti, born on this date in 1423.
  • Born July 6, 1916, American animator, cartoonist, illustrator, writer and inventor Don R. Christensen.
  • Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on that same date in 1925.
  • American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, Merv Griffin, born on this date in 1925.
  • Born July 6, 1927, American actress and author Janet Leigh.
  • Ned Beatty, the American actor was born 85 years ago today.
  • American actor, director, and screenwriter, Sylvester Stallone is 76 today.
  • Also turning 76 today is American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush.

Listener Birthdays

  • 6 – Peter(1982, Sweden)
  • 8 – Trampas Whiteman (aka Dragonhelm)
  • 8 – Mark Lee (aka geekdad72) Stardate -351519.09
  • 8 – Alan Ralph (a.k.a. Spiffy)
  • 8 – Kim Eaddy – Kreg’s Wife
  • 10 – KHD a.k.a. The Devin
  • 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech)
  • 12 – Shadowbird712 of Shadowbird Studios (http://shadowbirdsrandomcrap.blogspot.com/) (Sorry for the cheap plug, y’all)
  • 12 – François Pominville nickname: Bookaroo (Year: 11110110001, Canada)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 6, 2022

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