Episode 689: With a Hint of Lemon

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  • QOTW: Which TV series has aged like milk?
  • K-Y-L-E (Mad Marv) sent three audio clips – guess the celeb.

On This Day In History for October 12, 2022

This is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1492, that Christopher Columbus’s first expedition made landfall in the Caribbean, specifically on San Salvador Island. (Julian calendar)
  • It was 212 years ago today that the citizens of Munich held the first Oktoberfest in celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Louis of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
  • On October 12, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt officially renamed the “Executive Mansion” to the White House
  • It was on this date in 1928, that An iron lung respirator was used for the first time at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • October 12, 1933, the military Alcatraz Citadel became the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
  • It was on this date in 1964, that The Soviet Union launched the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits
  • It was also this date in 1994 that The Magellan spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere of Venus
  • On October 12, 2005, The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, was launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American engineer and businessman, co-invented the gyrocompass, Elmer Ambrose Sperry, born on this date in 1860.
  • Born October 12, 1868, German engineer and businessman, founded Audi August Horch.
  • Art Clokey, the American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby was born 101 years ago today.
  • Norwegian computer scientist and academic, co-developed Simula, Ole-Johan Dahl, born on this date in 1931.
  • Also turning 88 today is American architect, designed the Getty Center and City Tower Richard Meier.
  • Russian mathematician and academic, Albert Shiryaev is 88 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1952,  English mathematician and theorist, Roger Heath-Brown.
  • Also turning 54 today is Australian actor, singer, and producer Hugh Jackman.

Listener Birthdays

  • 13 – Jason Schwanz
  • 18 – Megan Enloe

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for October 12, 2022

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  • Chuck – Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (Netflix)
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  • What older classic horror movie would you recommend?

Patreon Topic this week

  • Chuck’s 40th class reunion
  • Chuck and Donna’s 34th anniversary
  • And the boys cook up some stuff

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