Episode 720: I’ve Got Pac-Man Fever and the Cure is more Cowbell!

We really need to explore the space with more cowbell - Meme by Tski006 :) Memedroid

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On This Day In History for August 9, 2023

This is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1173, that Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) began; it would take two centuries to complete
  • Also on August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph
  • That same date in 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the games in the Summer Olympics
  • Mars 7 was launched from the USSR on this date in 1973
  • It was on this date in 1974, that As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the first President of the United States to resign from office. Vice President Gerald Ford became president.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian mathematician and astronomer, Francesco Barozzi, born on this date in 1537.
  • Born August 9, 1776, Italian physicist and chemist Amedeo Avogadro.
  • Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1861.
  • Erich Hückel, the German physicist and chemist was born 127 years ago today.
  • William Alfred Fowler, American astronomer and astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate was born on that same date in 1911.
  • Australian astronomer and engineer, Wilbur Norman Christiansen, born on this date in 1913.
  • Mareta West, the American astronomer and geologist was born 108 years ago today.
  • Born August 9, 1925, American computer scientist, developed Huffman coding David A. Huffman.
  • American mathematician and academic, Linda Keen is 83 today.
  • Also turning 79 today is American actor and producer Sam Elliott.
  • American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Whitney Houston was born 60 years ago today.
  • American-British actress, activist and writer, Gillian Anderson is 55 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 9 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991]
  • 9 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo)
  • 10 – Sam Martin
  • 11 – Steve Wozniak
  • 11 – David Brewer (Tyrion The Imp)
  • 13 – Christine Fiore MegaPodTastic and Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This!

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August  9, 2023

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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