Sir Isaac Newton and Spam-Almanac of Absurdities Flashback7.5.2012

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The future was invented today, July 5th. On this date in 1687, Isaac Newton published the first of his volumes “The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy” singlehandedly creating the field of physics and refining the tools that would give birth to the age of enlightenment and a revolution in the sciences that would forever change western culture. Another development that would forever change culture came on this day in 1937 when the Hormel Foods Corporation introduced its new Canned Luncheon Meat which came out under the snappy brand name, “Spam”. On this date in 1947, Larry Doby became the first black player to be signed to a Pro team in the American League, not that many weeks after Jackie Robinson suited up for the Dodgers in the National League. On this date in 1951, William Shockley reveals his invention of the Junction Transistor and all that entails, and It’s PT Barnum’s Birthday. The future was invented today. But it won’t get here until tomorrow.

Album Notes:  Grateful Acknowledgments to Mike Koenig, and Drum 8.  “Plain Loafer” Written and Performed by Kevin McLeod,  Licensed under Creative Commons “Attribution 3.0″ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ and used here by permission, and with appreciation and thanks.  Some audio may be used under the Fair Use Doctrine

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