Episode 685: The Hangover

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On This Day In History for September 14, 2022

This is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1741, that George Frideric Handel completed his oratorio Messiah
  • 270 years ago today, The British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2)
  • Also on September 14, 1954, In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber dropped a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village
  • It was on this date in 1958, that The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reached the upper atmosphere
  • September 14, 1984, Joe Kittinger became the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean
  • It was on this date in 1998, that Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom completed their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom
  • It was 22 years ago today, that Microsoft released Windows Me
  • It was on this date in 2015, that The first observation of gravitational waves was made, announced by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations on 11 February 2016

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Danish geographer and cartographer, Claudius Clavus, born on this date in 1388.
  • Born September 14, 1713, German astronomer and mathematician Johann Kies.
  • Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer was born on that same date in 1769.
  • American physicist Karl Taylor Compton was born 135 years ago today.
  • Born September 14, 1891, Russian mathematician and academic Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov.
  • Rubby Sherr, the American physicist and academic was born 109 years ago today.
  • American actor, Clayton Moore, born on this date in 1914.
  • Eugene I. Gordon, the American physicist and engineer was born 92 years ago today.
  • Also turning 86 today is American actor, producer, and screenwriter Walter Koenig.
  • American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate, Ferid Murad, born on this date in 1936.
  • Also born on that same date in 1937,  Italian architect and engineer, designed The Shard and The New York Times Building, Renzo Piano.
  • Northern Irish-New Zealand actor and director, Sam Neill is 75 today.
  • Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter was born on that same date in 1983.

Listener Birthdays

  • 14 – Andrew Peters (Perl Hacker from the UK)
  • 18 – Jeff Schultz (Gorbash)
  • 20 – Joel Harper (Rincewind) / Milwaukee WI
  • 20 – Joel Rickenbach [deceased] (host of the You’ve Got Geek Podcast)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September  14, 2022

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