Episode 715: My mama always said Podcasts are like a box of chocolates

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On This Day In History for June 28, 2023

This is the 179th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1870, that The US Congress established the first federal holidays (New Year Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).
  • June 28, 1894, Labor Day became an official US holiday
  • Also today in 1895, The United States Court of Private Land Claims ruled James Reavis’s claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”
  • It was on this date in 1902, that The U.S. Congress passed the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal
  • 112 years ago today, The Nakhla meteorite, the first one to suggest signs of aqueous processes on Mars, fell to Earth, landing in Egypt
  • It was 97 years ago today, that Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies
  • On June 28, 1948, Boxer Dick Turpin beat Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era
  • It was on this date in 1964, that Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity
  • It was 54 years ago today, that Stonewall riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement
  • That same date in 1997, during the Holyfield-Tyson II fight, Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield’s ear

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German chemist, Emil Erlenmeyer, born on this date in 1825.
  • French mathematician and academic, Henri Lebesgue was born 148 years ago today.
  • Wilhelm Steinkopf, German chemist was born on that same date in 1879.
  • German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Maria Goeppert Mayer was born 117 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1926, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Mel Brooks.
  • American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Frank Sherwood Rowland, born on this date in 1927.
  • American actor, Pat Morita was born 91 years ago today.
  • Born June 28, 1941, American computer scientist and academic, developed the OBJ language Joseph Goguen.
  • German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Klaus von Klitzing is 80 today.
  • Born June 28, 1946, American actress and comedian Gilda Radner.
  • American journalist, Tom Merritt, born on this date in 1970.
  • South African-born American entrepreneur, Elon Musk is 52 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • June 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!)
  • June 29 – Gilles Laurent
  • June 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude)
  • July 4 – Mike McBride

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June  28, 2023

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