Episode 688: I don’t know how to feel about this

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On This Day In History for October 5, 2022

This is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 87 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1905, that The Wright brothers piloted the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes
  • On October 5, 1921, The World Series was first broadcast on radio
  • It was also this date in 1947 that President Truman made the first televised Oval Office address.
  • 60 years ago today, The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, was released in Britain.
  • It was 56 years ago today, that A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffered a partial meltdown
  • October 5, 1970, The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was founded
  • That same date in 1982, Tylenol products were recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths
  • It was 11 years ago today that Apple co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, passed away.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Czech mathematician and philosopher, Bernard Bolzano, born on this date in 1781.
  • French director and producer, Louis Lumière was born 158 years ago today.
  • American physicist, engineer, and academic, Robert H. Goddard, born on this date in 1882.
  • Born October 5, 1892, American zoologist and paleontologist Remington Kellogg.
  • Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher was born on that same date in 1899.
  • Ray Kroc, the American businessman and philanthropist was born 120 years ago today.
  • Allen Ludden, American television personality and  game show host was born on that same date in 1917.
  • Born October 5, 1922, American cartoonist Bil Keane.
  • Richard F. Gordon Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut was born on that same date in 1929.
  • Pavel Popovich, the Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut was born 92 years ago today.
  • Dutch physician and astronaut, André Kuipers is 64 today.
  • Also turning 64 today is American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • American physicist, cosmologist, and academic, Sean M. Carroll, born on this date in 1966.
  • Canadian-American television host and producer, Morgan Webb is 44 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 6 – John Deurholt (Jo Dho)
  • 9 – Itsuko Rumpke (sounds like IT SUE-Koe)
  • 9 – Mario (New Jersey)
  • 10 – Victor Cajiao
  • 10 – Garrett Riffal
  • 11 – Bruce Barr

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 5, 2022

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