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- QOTW: Which characters and universes would make for the most interesting trading palces?
- Postcard from Jorge
On This Day In History for May 3, 2023
This is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining in 2023.
- It was on this date in 1715, that A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within four minutes accuracy
- On May 3, 1837, The University of Athens was founded in Athens, Greece.
- 71 years ago today, The Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network
- Also today in 1952, Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States landed a plane at the North Pole
- That same date in 1978, The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as “spam”) was sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States
- May 3, 2000, The sport of geocaching began, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- Italian historian and philosopher, Niccolò Machiavelli, born on this date in 1469.
- Born May 3, 1695, French physicist and engineer, invented the Pitot tube Henri Pitot.
- Italian mathematician and physicist, Vito Volterra, born on this date in 1860.
- Born May 3, 1879, Australian businessman and soldier, co-founded Qantas, Fergus McMaster.
- George Paget Thomson, the English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 131 years ago today.
- Bing Crosby, American singer and actor was born on that same date in 1903.
- German-Danish mathematician and academic, Werner Fenchel, born on this date in 1905.
- James Brown, the American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor was born 90 years ago today.
- American singer and actor, Frankie Valli is 89 today.
- Born May 3, 1935, American businessman, founded the Ronco Company Ron Popeil.
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- 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast
- 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners)
- 6 – Bill Barbour
- 6 – Steve Bickle
- 6 – Brian Brown
- 8 – Curtis Parish
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 3, 2023
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- James Webb Space Telescope spots huge galactic protocluster in the early universe (photo)
- NASA is keeping Voyager 2 going until at least 2026 by tapping into backup power
- ‘Mom, these bad men have me’: She believes scammers cloned her daughter’s voice in a fake kidnapping
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