Episode 686: It’s impossible to put down!

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On This Day In History for September 21, 2022

This is the 264th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1942, that The Boeing B-29 Superfortress made its maiden flight
  • The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world’s fastest bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California on this date in 1964
  • On September 21, 2003, The Galileo spacecraft was terminated by sending it into Jupiter’s atmosphere

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French scholar and academic, Guillaume Fichet, born on this date in 1433.
  • Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet was born 377 years ago today.
  • Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1853.
  • French-Tunisian microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Charles Nicolle was born 156 years ago today.
  • Born September 21, 1866, English novelist, historian, and critic H. G. Wells.
  • English composer and educator, Gustav Holst, born on this date in 1874.
  • Born September 21, 1884, Hungarian mathematician and theorist Dénes Kőnig.
  • Chuck Jones, the American animator, producer, and screenwriter was born 110 years ago today.
  • English mathematician and academic, Phyllis Nicolson was born 105 years ago today.
  • John Gofman, the American physicist, chemist, and biologist was born 104 years ago today.
  • American author and screenwriter, Stephen King is 75 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1950, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter, Bill Murray.
  • American engineer and astronaut, Richard Hieb, born on this date in 1955.
  • Also turning 54 today is British mathematician Kevin Buzzard.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – Dean Jensen (Beaker1)
  • 22 – Matthew Tjarks (Jharks)
  • 26 – Brett (from Wales)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 21, 2022

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