Episode 669: Cows in the Milky Way

Technorama show

Summary: <br> Listen below with the audio player or <a href="https://wp.me/pe53l-1zD">Click Here</a> for complete show notes and video from the show.<br> <br> <br> <br> Feedback<br> <br> QOTW: What is so ancient only an Internet veteran can remember?<br> <br> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/technoramapodcast/photos/a.10151218397851671/10158281499026671">Technorama on FB</a><br> <br> <br> <br> On This Day In History for April 6, 2022<br> This is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining in 2022.<br> <br> It was on this date in 1652, that At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck established a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town<br> Also on April 6, 1808, John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire<br> In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games was celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I on this date in 1896<br> Also on April 6, 1926, Varney Airlines made its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines)<br> That same date in 1965, was the launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit<br> <br> Happy birthday goes out on this date to:<br> <br> Jewish philosopher, Torah scholar, physician and astronomer (March 30 also proposed, d. 1204), Maimonides, born on this date in 1135.<br> Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1851.<br> Anthony Fokker, the Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer was born 132 years ago today.<br> American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company, Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., born on this date in 1892.<br> Born April 6, 1910, Belarusian-American rocket scientist Barys Kit.<br> American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun, Jack Cover was born 102 years ago today.<br> American actor, singer, and writer, Billy Dee Williams, born on this date in 1937.<br> Also born on that same date in 1939,  American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive, John Sculley.<br> American actor and director, John Ratzenberger is 75 today.<br> English mathematician and computer scientist, Mike Worboys, born on this date in 1947.<br> Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut, Paolo Nespoli is 65 today<br> <br> Listener Birthdays<br> <br> 29 – Marc Blackburn <br> 4 – Brian K<br> 4 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon)<br> 4 – Amy Bowen<br> 5 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf)<br> 5 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher)<br> 5 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch)<br> 5 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants<br> 6 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek)<br> 7 – P.C. Haring<br> <br> And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March  30, 2022<br> <br> If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenNyl8MEsC_eVDvCerLe8wNvhgtjg2d7F0Yj0IFYl4dOU2uA/viewform">Birthday Calendar</a> link.<br> <br> News<br> <br> <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/24/world/odd-radio-circles-space-scn/index.html">Mysterious ‘odd radio circles’ seen in space, new image shows – CNN</a><br> <a href="https://futurism.com/neoscope/als-implant-beer-metal">Completely Paralyzed Patient Gets Brain Implant, Asks For Beer And Heavy Metal</a><br> <br> Shout out to the chat room<br> Watch us live every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET on Facebook. Go to Join our page and get notified automatically. Join us on the live chat!<br> Remember When<br> <br> <a href="https://retroist.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-kodak-disc-camera/?fbclid=IwAR1_1zTMIf4d-6-3gzBZZGulhnah8SRvAFu1BGFDI66yTNC5p7ytt8OnX9..."></a>