Episode 716: The Heavy Lifting is Over

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On This Day In History for July 5, 2023

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

  • It was on this date in 1687, that Isaac Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
  • Also on July 5, 1865, The United States Secret Service began operation.
  • It was 86 years ago today, that Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation
  • Also on July 5, 1946, Micheline Bernardini modeled the first modern bikini at a swimming pool in Paris
  • That same date in 1954, Elvis Presley recorded his first single, “That’s All Right”, at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee
  • It was on this date in 1954, that The BBC broadcast its first daily television news bulletin.
  • It was 29 years ago today that Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.
  • It was also this date in 1996 that Dolly the sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult cell
  • That same date in 2012, The Shard in London was inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 meters (1,020 ft)
  • It was also this date in 2016 that The Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter and begins a 20 -month survey of the planet

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, P. T. Barnum, born on this date in 1810.
  • Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer, William John Macquorn Rankine was born 203 years ago today.
  • Born July 5, 1867, American astronomer A. E. Douglass.
  • Louise Freeland Jenkins, the American astronomer and academic was born 135 years ago today.
  • John Howard Northrop, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1891.
  • German-American biologist and ornithologist, Ernst Mayr, born on this date in 1904.
  • Endel Aruja, Estonian-Canadian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1911.
  • French musicologist, critic and physicist, Paul-Gilbert Langevin was born 90 years ago today.
  • Also turning 77 today is Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Gerard ‘t Hooft.
  • Also born on that same date in 1950,  American singer-songwriter and actor, Huey Lewis.
  • American mathematician and computer scientist, Caryn Navy, born on this date in 1953.
  • American screenwriter and producer, Ronald D. Moore is 59 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 6 – Peter(1982, Sweden)
  • 8 – Trampas Whiteman (aka Dragonhelm)
  • 8 – Mark Lee (aka geekdad72) Stardate -351519.09
  • 8 – Alan Ralph (a.k.a. Spiffy)
  • 8 – Kim Eaddy – Kreg’s Wife
  • 10 – KHD a.k.a. The Devin
  • 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July  5, 2023

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