Episode 721: Hamburger Technology

50 Funny Late Memes About Procrastination And Being Tardy

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On This Day In History for August 30, 2023

This is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1873, that Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discovered the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea
  • Also today in 1909, Burgess Shale fossils were discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott
  • August 30, 1916, Ernest Shackleton completed the rescue of all of his men stranded on Elephant Island in Antarctica
  • Also on August 30, 1984, the Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage on mission STS-41-D.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English novelist and playwright, Mary Shelley, born on this date in 1797.
  • Dutch chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff was born 171 years ago today.
  • Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist was born on that same date in 1856.
  • Swedish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Theodor Svedberg, born on this date in 1884.
  • Austrian mathematician, Olga Taussky-Todd was born 117 years ago today.
  • John Mauchly, American physicist and co-founder of the first computer company was born on that same date in 1907.
  • American pilot and astronaut, Jack Swigert, born on this date in 1931.
  • Also born on that same date in 1956,  American actor, producer, and screenwriter,TV’s Frank Conniff.

Listener Birthdays


  • 30 – Maximilian Björsten, Stockholm Sweden
  • 31 – Tim Downing


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  • 2 – Scott Tyler
  • 5 – Ben Vaughan (benvon) [1977]

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 30, 2023

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