Episode 711: I’ll take a Slupree!

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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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  • 3 – Keao Wright
  • 3 – Leon
  • 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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