CJM Ep 1 – Geeks and Skywalkers

CJM is here! In our debut episode, we discuss CW DC, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Marvel, and Star Wars with a late Spoilercast of The Rise of Skywalker.

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A wild Jeff appears

Hey, everyone, a special guest has appeared on today’s Morsecast! My friend, Jeff has decided to grace us with his words of wisdom! Hope you enjoy! Check out Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRivers1984.

Today in history 1/26/2020

Today in history, The Treaty of Karlowitz ends the war between Austria and the Turks in 1699.

Today in history, Guilio Alberoni is ordered out of Spain after his abortive attempt to restore his country’s empire in 1720.

Today in history, A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove in Australia. The day is since known as Australia’s national day in 1788.

Today in history, President Lincoln names General Joseph Hooker to replace Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac in 1863.

Today in history, Pinkerton agents, hunting Jesse James, kill his 18-year-old half-brother and seriously injure his mother with a bomb in 1875.

Today in history, General “Chinese” Gordon is killed on the palace steps in Khartoum by Sudanese Mahdists in Africa in 1885.

Today in history, Petrograd is renamed Leningrad in 1924.

Today in history, The first OSS (Office of Strategic Services) agent parachutes behind Japanese lines in Burma in 1943.

Today in history, Eighty-four people are arrested in a segregation protest in Atlanta in 1964.

Today in history, Condoleezza Rice is appointed to the post of secretary of state. The post makes her the highest ranking African-American woman ever to serve in a U.S. presidential cabinet in 2005.

Today in strangeness for 1/19/2020-1/25/2020

Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!

January 19th/20th:

In Italy, on this day in 1891, a luminous object or meteor was seen, accompanied by a fall of stones from the sky and an earthquake. In 1949, J. Edgar Hoover gave Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen.

January 21st:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, was launched by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, who broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the ship’s bow. Eleven years ago, the Eyak language in Alaska became extinct, as its last native speaker passed away.

January 22nd:

Today in strangeness, It was on this date in 1881 that the ancient Egyptian obelisk known as Cleopatra’s Needle was erected in NYC’s Central Park. Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport opened a departure lounge for cattle on January 22, 1988.

January 23rd:

Today in strangeness, It was on this day in 1957 that Wham-O produced the first Frisbees. The name was derived from students throwing around empty pie tins from the Frisbie Pie Company. The first version of the Frisbee was marketed as the Pluto Platter to cash in on the public craze over space and UFOs. Speaking of  Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh first photographed the dwarf planet on today’s date in 1930.

January 24th: 

Today in strangeness, It was on this day in 1925 that a moving picture of the solar eclipse was taken from a dirigible over Long Island. This date also saw the murder of Caligula (41 AD), Ted Bundy’s execution in ‘Old Sparky,’ the Florida electric chair (1989), and the passing of L. Ron Hubbard (1986).

January 25th: 

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1995, Russia was mere moments away from starting a nuclear war after it detected a missile being launched from Norway. For the first time in Russian history, the country’s leaders activated their nuclear suitcases in anticipation of what they believed would be a Soviet counter-strike. After eight tense minutes, it was determined that the missile was not an impending attack against Russia. Later, it was revealed that the missile was, in fact, a Norwegian scientific craft and Russia had been informed of the event but that information never made its way down to those in charge of monitoring the skies over the country.

Today in history 1/25/2020

Today in history, Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn in 1533.

Today in history, Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay’s Rebellion in 1787.

Today in history, The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament in 1846.

Today in history, Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission in 1915.

Today in history, The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies in 1919.

Today in history, The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army in 1943.

Today in history, Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes in 1949.

Today in history, The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River in 1951.

Today in history, Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years in 1955.

Today in history, Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president in 1972.

Today in history, President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station in 1984.