Episode 604: Class Objects

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Jun 10 2020 62 mins   8

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Question of the week: Which fictional characters would you pick to help you in a fight?


On This Day In History for June 10, 2020
This is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 204 days remaining in 2020.

It was on this date in 671, that Emperor Tenji of Japan introduced a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.
85 years ago today, Dr. Robert Smith took his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
June 10, 1944, In baseball, 15 -year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds became the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
On June 10, 1947, Saab produced its first automobile.
Also today in 2002, The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans was carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
June 10, 2003, The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

Persian mathematician and astronomer, Abu al-Wafa’ Buzjani, born on this date in 940.
Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, Swedish physician and explorer was born on that same date in 1716.
American entrepreneur, founded Dunkin’ Donuts, William Rosenberg, born on this date in 1916.
Also turning 99 today is Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip.
Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic was born on that same date in 1924.
American astrophysicist and academic, Eugene Parker is 93 today.
Also turning 91 today is American general, pilot, and astronaut James McDivitt.
French mathematician and academic, Pierre Cartier, born on this date in 1932.
Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist was born on that same date in 1940.
Also turning 55 today is German computer scientist and academic Susanne Albers.

Listener Birthdays (June 10-16)

10 Tim (from Australia)
10 Weber (BTW June 10 – AA was founded 1935)
15 Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin’ It 3D
16 Joe Edmisson
16 Jason from The Angry Geek

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 10, 2020

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