Episode 707: Why am I bothering to say this?

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  • QOTW: What song instantly puts you in a good mood?

On This Day In History for April 5, 2023

This is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1621, that The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England.
  • On April 5, 1922, The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, was incorporated
  • It was 72 years ago today, that Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union
  • Also on April 5, 1998, In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opened to traffic, becoming the longest bridge span in the world

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, Vincenzo Viviani, born on this date in 1622.
  • Jean Baptiste Seroux d’Agincourt, French archaeologist and historian was born on that same date in 1730.
  • Joseph Lister, the English surgeon and academic was born 196 years ago today.
  • Enrico Mazzanti, Italian engineer and cartoonist was born on that same date in 1850.
  • Washington Atlee Burpee, the Canadian businessman, founded Burpee Seeds was born 165 years ago today.
  • Born April 5, 1869, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer Sergey Chaplygin.
  • Joseph Rheden, the Austrian astronomer was born 150 years ago today.
  • British physicist Frederick Lindemann was born 137 years ago today.
  • Lawrence Dale Bell, American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation was born on that same date in 1894.
  • American actress, Bette Davis, born on this date in 1908.
  • Antonio Ferri, Italian scientist was born on that same date in 1912.
  • Also born on that same date in 1926, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Roger Corman.
  • Donald Lynden-Bell, the English astrophysicist and astronomer was born 88 years ago today.
  • Also turning 77 today is Uruguayan astronomer Julio Ángel Fernández.
  • American engineer and astronaut, Judith Resnik was born 74 years ago today.
  • American inventor and businessman, founded Segway Inc, Dean Kamen, born on this date in 1951.
  • American actor, Mitch Pileggi is 71 today.
  • Also turning 71 today is American author and editor John C. Dvorak.

Listener Birthdays

  • 5 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf)
  • 5 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher)
  • 5 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, traveling, jokes… (in Dutch)
  • 5 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants
  • 6 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek)
  • 7 – P.C. Haring

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April  5, 2023

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