Episode 613: Some people call me the space cowboy


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On This Day In History for September 23, 2020
This is the 267th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining in 2020.

It was on this date in 1642, that The first commencement exercises occurred at Harvard College.
That same date in 1806, Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
175 years ago today, The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, was founded in New York.
September 23, 1846, Astronomers Urbain Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborated on the discovery of Neptune.
Also on September 23, 1889, Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
It was 109 years ago today that Pilot Earle Ovington made the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department.
Roland Garros of France became the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia) on this date in 1913.
That same date in 2002, The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) was released.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

German astronomer and academic, Johann Franz Encke, born on this date in 1791.
Hippolyte Fizeau, the French physicist and academic was born 201 years ago today.
Born September 23, 1851, American mathematician and astronomer Ellen Hayes.
German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch was born 159 years ago today.
Miron Merzhanov, Russian architect and engineer was born on that same date in 1895.
Born September 23, 1902, Chinese mathematician and academic Su Buqing.
Clifford Shull, the American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 105 years ago today.
American actor, singer, director, and producer, Mickey Rooney, born on this date in 1920.
André Cassagnes, the French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch was born 94 years ago today.
American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor, Ray Charles, born on this date in 1930.
Also turning 77 today is Spanish singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias.
American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bruce Springsteen, born on this date in 1949.
Also turning 63 today is American actress Rosalind Chao.
American actor, singer, and voice artist, Jason Alexander, born on this date in 1959.

Listener Birthdays

26 – Brett (from Wales)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 23, 2020

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