Episode 684: DragonCon Here We Come

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  • Take a Moment and remember Mark Sheppard
  • Thank you Brad Miller for the generous gift
  • QOTW: What are some of your all-time favorite books you have read? 

On This Day in History for August 31, 2022

This is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1895, that German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his navigable balloon
  • That same date in 1936, Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, went on the air
  • 25 years ago today, Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul died in a car crash in Paris

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French physicist and instrument maker, Guillaume Amontons, born on this date in 1663.
  • Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist was born on that same date in 1821.
  • Born August 31, 1905, American physicist and academic Robert Bacher.
  • English physicist and astronomer, Bernard Lovell was born 109 years ago today.
  • American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Hugh David Politzer, born on this date in 1949.
  • Also turning 69 today is Russian astronaut and engineer Pavel Vinogradov.

Listener Birthdays

  • Aug 31 – Tim Downing
  • Sep 1 – David Kloempken
  • Sep 2 – Scott Tyler
  • Sep 5 – Ben Vaughan (benvon) [1977]
  • Sep 6 – Susan Murph (SusietheGeek) How to Grow Your Geek Podcast
  • Sep 6 – Brad Miller

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 31, 2022

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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