Episode 694: Cyber Turkeys are on the Prowl

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On This Day In History for November 23, 2022

This is the 327th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1924, that Edwin Hubble’s discovery, that the Andromeda “nebula” is actually another island galaxy far outside our own Milky Way, was first published in The New York Times.
  • It was also this date in 1963 that The BBC broadcasts An Unearthly Child (starring William Hartnell), the first episode of the  first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
  • On November 23, 1972, The Soviet Union made its final attempt at launching the N1 rocket.
  • The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 went into effect, realigning many of Europe’s longwave and mediumwave broadcasting frequencies. on this date in 1978
  • 31 years ago today, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury announced in a statement that he was HIV-positive. He died the following day.
  • It was 30 years ago today, that The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, was introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • It was on this date in 2001, that The Convention on Cybercrime was signed in Budapest, Hungary
  • Also on November 23, 2015, Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French astronomer and author, Pierre Charles Le Monnier, born on this date in 1715.
  • English mathematician and author, Isaac Todhunter was born 202 years ago today.
  • Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1837.
  • Born November 23, 1887, English physicist and chemist Henry Moseley.
  • Anne Burns, British aeronautical engineer and glider pilot was born on that same date in 1915.
  • Born November 23, 1924, English-American anthropologist and author Colin Turnbull.
  • Also turning 59 today is American businesswoman, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX Gwynne Shotwell.

Listener Birthdays

  • 25 – Lane Williams
  • 26 – Joanie
  • 27 – Brad P. from NJ(but who was born in VA, and has moved back there…)
  • 28 – Ben Sweetser

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November  23, 2022

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