Episode 692: Too much coffee leads to hyper text

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On This Day In History for November 9, 2022

This is the 313rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 52 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1620, that Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Also on November 9, 1906, Theodore Roosevelt was the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal
  • Also today in 1960, Robert McNamara was named president of Ford Motor Company, the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he resigned to join the administration of newly elected John F. Kennedy
  • 55 years ago today, NASA launched the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft, atop the first Saturn V rocket, from Florida’s Cape Kennedy
  • Also today in 1979, The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert was canceled
  • 37 years ago today, Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union became the youngest World Chess Champion by beating fellow Soviet Anatoly Karpov
  • It was also this date in 1994 that The chemical element darmstadtium was discovered
  • It was 18 years ago today that Firefox 1.0 was released.
  • It was also this date in 2005 that The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Dutch physician and poet, Johannes Narssius, born on this date in 1580.
  • Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk and was born on that same date in 1801.
  • Born November 9, 1880, English architect, designed the red telephone box Giles Gilbert Scott.
  • Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist was born on that same date in 1885.
  • German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, Hermann Weyl, born on this date in 1885.
  • Arthur Rudolph, the German scientist and engineer was born 116 years ago today.
  • Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor was born on that same date in 1914.
  • Born November 9, 1934, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist Carl Sagan.
  • Also born on that same date in 1951,  American bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno.
  • Also turning 58 today is American actor, director, and producer Robert Duncan McNeill.

Listener Birthdays

  • 10 – John Noble from the Island
  • 13 – Pippa (London UK)
  • 13 – Jennifer Therrien (Canada)
  • 15 – Jackie Breller (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter)
  • 15 – Chuck Jolley aka nitestarr – (Horn Lake, MS)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November 9, 2022

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