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  • Update to Chuck’s mystery email

On This Day In History for September 28, 2022

This is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1066, that William the Conqueror landed in England, beginning the Norman conquest
  • September 28, 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrived at what is now San Diego, California. He is the first European in California.
  • It was also this date in 1889 that The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defined the length of a metre
  • 110 years ago today, Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army became the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash
  • It was also this date in 1924 that The first aerial circumnavigation was completed by a team from the US Army
  • It was 94 years ago today, that Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin
  • Also on September 28, 1951, CBS made the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product was discontinued less than a month later
  • Falcon 1 became the first privately developed liquid-fuel ground-launched vehicle to put a payload into orbit by the RatSat mission. on this date in 2008

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. (d. 479 BC), Confucius, born on this date in -551.
  • French astronomer and mathematician, Ismaël Bullialdus was born 417 years ago today.
  • Prosper Mérimée, the French archaeologist, historian, and author was born 219 years ago today.
  • Henri Moissan, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1852.
  • British astronomer and meteorologist, Isis Pogson was born 170 years ago today.
  • Paul Ulrich Villard, the French chemist and physicist was born 162 years ago today.
  • Hilda Geiringer, Austrian mathematician was born on that same date in 1893.
  • American television host, Ed Sullivan, born on this date in 1901.
  • American broadcaster, founded CBS, William S. Paley was born 121 years ago today.
  • American spy, Ethel Rosenberg, born on this date in 1915.
  • Martin David Kruskal, American physicist and mathematician was born on that same date in 1925.
  • Seymour Cray, the American computer scientist, founded the CRAY Computer Company was born 97 years ago today.
  • American singer-songwriter and producer, Ben E. King was born 84 years ago today.
  • American mathematician and academic, Rhonda Hughes, born on this date in 1947.
  • Also turning 66 today is Colombian-Italian mathematician and author Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla.

Listener Birthdays

  • 1 – 10/1 = 101 & Stephen Wesche (From Saint Louis Missouri) (Pronounced Like the first part of the word “Wet” and the word “She”)
  • 2 – Adam Rumpke

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September  28, 2022

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