Episode 697: Me on a Job Application vs Me in Real Life

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On This Day In History for January 11, 2023

This is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1759, that The first American life insurance company, the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of the Presbyterian Ministers (now part of Unum Group), was incorporated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • It was 236 years ago today, that William Herschel discovered Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus
  • It was on this date in 1908, that Grand Canyon National Monument is created
  • It was also this date in 1922 that Leonard Thompson became the first person to be injected with insulin
  • Also on January 11, 1927, Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
  • Also today in 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California
  • That same date in 1949, The first “networked” television broadcast took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming
  • It was on this date in 1964, that Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States said that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts
  • That same date in 2020, Municipal health officials in Wuhan announced the first recorded death from COVID-19.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English engineer and architect, Samuel Bentham, born on this date in 1757.
  • Ezra Cornell, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University was born on that same date in 1807.
  • Swedish mathematician and physicist, Albert Victor Bäcklund, born on this date in 1845.
  • G. W. Pierce, American physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1872.
  • Laurens Hammond, the American engineer and businessman, founded the Hammond Clock Company was born 128 years ago today.
  • Born January 11, 1906, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD Albert Hofmann.
  • Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, Lev Dyomin was born 97 years ago today.
  • American web developer and businessman, co-created WordPress, Matt Mullenweg is 39 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 13 – Tim Cook
  • 14 – Glynne Tolar
  • 15 – Ralph Whitfield (aka GoofyRalph)
  • 17 – fuffy_frog (aka Kristina) originally from Canada but now from Thailand

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 11, 2023

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