SEPTEMBER 2014
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10 03 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads historic data direct to your head: On this day in 1873, the U.S. Army executes Modoc chief Kintpuash, known as ‘Captain Jack’ for killing Gen. Edward R.S. Canby; in 1942, a successful test of a V-2 rocket at Peenemunde, Nazi Germany, becomes the first object launched from the surface of the planet to reach the edge of outer space; in 1964, the first Buffalo Wings prove to be a hit at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y.
09 26 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 46 BC, Roman emperor Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor, Venus Genetrix; on this day in 1933, FBI agents in Memphis, Tennessee, arrest George Francis Barnes, also known as Machine Gun Kelly; Swiss pilot and Fusionman, Yves Rossi straps his home-made jet-pack onto his back and flies 22 miles from Calais to Dover across the English Channel at 190 mph; Alan Watts on the here and now.


09 24 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 1852, Henri Giffard demonstrates the first steam-powered airship,
sailing 17 miles from Paris to Trappes; on this day, Japanese imperial troops crush
the Satsuma Rebellion, Saigo Takamori dies in Kagoshima; Alberta fires black
out the sun throughout eastern Canada and New England, a blue moon as a result
of the smoke is visible as far away as London, England.

09 22 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 1776, as Nathan Hale is hanged by British military authorities for spying, he utters his famous last words — or does he? On this day in 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempts to kill President Gerald R. Ford outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco; in 1979, U.S. satellite in the Vela Hotel project detects a ‘double flash’ interpreted to be a nuclear weapon detonation on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean between South Africa and Antarctica.


09 19 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1692, Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England aboard RMS Queen Elizabeth for the premiere of his film ‘Limelight,’ is denied re-entry into the United States by the U.S. attorney general.

09 19 2014 Tehran UFO incident 2:48
ON THIS DAY in 1976 – Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets scramble to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.

09 17 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
ON THIS DAY in 1683, Dutch father of microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society of Science in London describing his discovery of an entire hidden world of tiny animals; in 1967, The Doors are booked to play the Ed Sullivan show in New York, offend CBS censors with a common drug reference; In 1858, American freedom fighter Dred Scott dies on this day in St. Louis, Missouri.


09 15 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev arrives in U.S. for historic 13 day visit, wants to visit Disneyland; in 1987, U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign agreement to reduce global nuclear tension.(Based on true facts. Some details completely fabricated out of the producer’s imagination.)


09 12 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day, English explorer and navigator Henry Hudson enters the estuary of the New World river that will bear his name; theoretical physicist Leo Szilard has his big bang boom revelation waiting for the traffic light to change in London in 1933; and three boys in Flatwoods, West Virginia, experience a close encounter of the strangest kind in 1952; George Orwell on the party’s actual purpose.


09 10 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
The 1509 'Lesser Judgment' earthquake on this day at Constantinople kills 13,000 and destroys the city; in 1801, on this day, Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans is born.

09 08 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 1930, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. rolls out ‘Scotch’ Brand Cellulose Adhesive Tape; the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War and recognizing the sovereignty of the United States takes more than two years to work out thanks to
Dr. Franklin’s amorous predispositions.

09 08 2014 Outtake: Henry Laurens 1:30

09 05 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
First colder temperatures of the changing seasons arrives from Canada in the coming week, expected to be felt in much of the country east of the Rockies; Brown University researchers say animal and plant extinctions have risen 1000 percent since since we, the people evolved on this planet.

09 05 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 1698, Russian Czar Peter the Great levies a tax on beards, following the lead of earlier monarchs, England's Henry VIII and his successor, Elizabeth I. On this day, The Great London Fire is quelled and, in 1877, the Oglala Lakota Chief Crazy Horse is killed by a U.S. Army soldier while resisting confinement at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

09 04 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Neanderthal people were more sophisticated than we generally give them credit for, but within a surprisingly short period of time after making contact with modern humans encroaching on their European habitat, the Neanderthals went extinct. Will paleoanthropologists ever discover why?

09 03 2014 Richard’s Poor Almanack AUDIO PODCAST
On this day in 1189, Richard the Lionheart is crowned king of England, succeeding his father, Henry II. In 1752, Great Britain, including the American colonies, adopts the Gregorian calendar, losing 11 days causing a serious wrinkle in time and no end to historical confusion; Bill Hicks holds forth about America’s most popular drugs.

09 02 2014 Today’s Weather Minute AUDIO PODCAST
Archaeologists studying recently found bones of long extinct gigantic cattle, the aurochs, and tools used to kill and butcher them, recovered from a bog in Amesbury, Wiltshire, declare that place the oldest established permanent human settlement in Britain, predating Stonehenge by some 3,000 years.

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