Episode 700: Past vs Present

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  • QOTW: What quietly went away without anyone noticing?

On This Day In History for February 1, 2023

This is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1884, that The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
  • Also on February 1, 1893, Thomas A. Edison finished construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, began broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers on this date in 1942.
  • It was also this date in 1950 that The first prototype of the MiG-17 made its maiden flight.
  • The Beatles had their first number one hit in the United States with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on this date in 1964
  • Also today in 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
  • February 1, 2013, The Shard, the sixth-tallest building in Europe, opened its viewing gallery to the public.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German lexicographer, historian, and cryptographer, Johannes Trithemius, born on this date in 1462.
  • Henry Briggs, British mathematician was born on that same date in 1561.
  • Born February 1, 1659, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen.
  • Clark Gable, the American actor was born 122 years ago today.
  • Born February 1, 1905, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Emilio G. Segrè.
  • Sam Edwards, Welsh physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1928.
  • Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter, Terry Jones, born on this date in 1942.
  • Also born on that same date in 1947,  Scottish computer programmer and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Adam Ingram.
  • Rick James, the American singer-songwriter and producer was born 75 years ago today.
  • Also turning 62 today is American engineer and astronaut Daniel M. Tani.
  • American singer-songwriter and actress, Lisa Marie Presley, born on this date in 1968.
  • American actor and producer, Michael C. Hall is 52 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 1 – Matt Baum aka Racer X, Pittsburgh PA
  • 1 – Brandon Kirkwold, MN
  • 2 – Gary Lindros – aka Gary from Jacksonville – Groundhog’s Day Rules!!!
  • 2 – Chuck Provenzano aka podlurker aka Chuck’s evil twin
  • 2 – Oreo Cookie Monster
  • 3 – Euan Campbell McGregor – Scotland, UK
  • 7 – Chad W. Smith from Chattanooga, TN
  • 7 – Bryon the Big BS in PA, Williamsport PA

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February  1, 2023

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