Episode 714: Put a Ring on that Planet

Space Memes [The List Guaranteed To Make You Laugh]

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On This Day In History for June 21, 2023

This is the 172nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 2004, that SpaceShipOne became the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight
  • Pluto’s newly discovered moons were officially named Nix and Hydra on this date in 2006

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English optician and astronomer, John Dollond, born on this date in 1706.
  • Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist was born on that same date in 1781.
  • Born June 21, 1805, American physician and geologist Charles Thomas Jackson.
  • Italian physicist and neurophysiologist, Carlo Matteucci, born on this date in 1811.
  • French astronomer, Jean Chacornac was born 200 years ago today.
  • Arthur Cowper Ranyard, English astrophysicist and astronomer was born on that same date in 1845.
  • Born June 21, 1850, American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America Daniel Carter Beard.
  • German astronomer and academic, Max Wolf was born 160 years ago today.
  • Born June 21, 1876, Dutch physicist and academic Willem Hendrik Keesom.
  • German mathematician and physicist, Harry Schmidt, born on this date in 1894.
  • Born June 21, 1916, American physicist and astronomer Herbert Friedman.
  • German mathematician and computer scientist, Michael M. Richter, born on this date in 1938.
  • American actress and television personality, Mariette Hartley is 83 today.
  • Robert Dewar, English-American computer scientist and academic was born on that same date in 1945.
  • Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut, Gennady Padalka is 65 today.
  • American actor, Chris Pratt, born on this date in 1979.
  • Also turning 41 today is William, Prince of Wales.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – Ascii Adam from the Hook Show
  • 22 – Lance Heath
  • 22 – Jack Stevens
  • 22 – Chris Martinez (Scotland)
  • 25 – Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957
  • 25 – Jim Guckin from Philadelphia, Pa
  • 26 – Patrick Norton
  • 26 – Daughter of Will The Computer Guy
  • 27 – Jordan Burkhead, daughter of Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  21, 2023

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