Episode 699: Computer Geek vs Nerd

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On This Day In History for January 25, 2023

This is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 340 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1881, that Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company
  • It was also this date in 1915 that Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco
  • January 25, 1924, The 1924 Winter Olympics opened in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games
  • On January 25, 1937, The Guiding Light debuted on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moved to CBS television, where it remained until September 18, 2009
  • That same date in 1947, Thomas Goldsmith Jr. filed a patent for a “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device, the first ever electronic game.
  • On January 25, 1961, In Washington, D.C., US President John F. Kennedy delivered the first live presidential television news conference
  • That same date in 1964, Blue Ribbon Sports, which would later become Nike, was founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes
  • Also on January 25, 1994, The spacecraft Clementine by BMDO and NASA was launched

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Anglo-Irish chemist and physicist, Robert Boyle, born on this date in 1627.
  • Italian-French mathematician and astronomer, Joseph-Louis Lagrange was born 287 years ago today.
  • William Colgate, the English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive was born 240 years ago today.
  • English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic, Virginia Woolf, born on this date in 1882.
  • Russian-Belgian chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Ilya Prigogine was born 106 years ago today.
  • American physicist and academic, Samuel T. Cohen, born on this date in 1921.
  • American computer scientist and author, Molly Holzschlag is 60 today.
  • President of Ukraine and actor, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, born on this date in 1978.

Listener Birthdays

  • 25 – Kreg Steppe
  • 26 – Will The Computer Guy
  • 27 – Mark in Memphis
  • 27 – Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast
  • 29 – Sarah P. from NJ… who was born in OK, moved to VA, married Brad P, moved to NJ, and is now back in VA

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 25, 2023

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