Episode 712: A Quantum Leap of Faith

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On This Day In History for May 10, 2023

This is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 28 BC, that a sunspot was observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.
  • May 10, 1497, Amerigo Vespucci allegedly left Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
  • It was on this date in 1503, that Christopher Columbus visited the Cayman Islands and named them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
  • Also on May 10, 1869, The First transcontinental railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory with the golden spike.
  • The Centennial Exposition was opened in Philadelphia on this date in 1876
  • That same date in 1904, The Horch & Cir. Motorwagenwerke AG was founded. It eventually became the Audi company.
  • On May 10, 1916, Sailing in the lifeboat James Caird, Ernest Shackleton arrived at South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.
  • It was on this date in 1946, that saw the first successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
  • Marvel Comics published the first issue of The Incredible Hulk on this date in 1962
  • It was 48 years ago today, that Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder.
  • One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere on this date in 2013

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American captain and explorer, Robert Gray, born on this date in 1755.
  • Born May 10, 1788, French physicist and engineer Augustin-Jean Fresnel.
  • Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic was born on that same date in 1847.
  • Fred Astaire, the American actor, singer, and dancer was born 124 years ago today.
  • Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist was born on that same date in 1900.
  • Irish-English crystallographer and physicist, John Desmond Bernal was born 122 years ago today.
  • American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate, George E. Smith, born on this date in 1930.
  • Also turning 63 today is Irish singer-songwriter, musician and activist Bono.
  • Also born on that same date in 1969,  American author and blogger, John Scalzi.

Listener Birthdays

  • 10 – Tim (from Australia)
  • 10 – Weber (BTW June 10 – AA was founded 1935)
  • 15 – Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D
  • 16 – Joe Edmisson
  • 16 – Jason from The Angry Geek

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  10, 2023

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