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It’s Millerson Time
You won’t find the race car driver Ryan Millerson in Wikipedia (sorry, Grandpa Nicholas). He’s a Rittenhouse sleeper agent that made a name for himself in the time line of the Time Team, but Emma activates him to try to take out the heads of the major US auto makers. Our Heroes arrive to try and stop them, and enlist the help of Wendall Scott (who is in Wikipedia).
Wendell Oliver Scott (August 29, 1921 – December 23, 1990) was an American stock car racing driver. He was one of the first African-American drivers in NASCAR, and the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series, NASCAR’s highest level.
Scott began his racing career in local circuits and attained his NASCAR license in around 1953, making him the first African-American ever to compete in NASCAR. He debuted in the Grand National Series on March 4, 1961, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. On December 1, 1963, he won a Grand National Series race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the first black driver to win a race at NASCAR’s premier level. Scott’s career was repeatedly affected by racial prejudice and problems with top-level NASCAR officials. However, his determined struggle as an underdog won him thousands of white fans and many friends and admirers among his fellow racers. He was posthumously inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015.
Jiya’s Visions of Future Past
Before he leaves to go back to 1955, Jiya has a vision of a burn on Rufus’ arm. She blacked out last episode with another vision (that we didn’t get to see), but this time we see it (and she doesn’t black out…interesting). Now the question is, is this a vision of the future (Rufus’ future) or the past (because it doesn’t actually happen until he’s back in 1955), or a vision of his future past? Or perhaps yes, yes, and yes?
No Speech For You!
Connor Mason, desperate for relevancy, tries to return to the speaking circuit. But Agent Christopher will have none of that. Mason’s publicity could spell disaster for the hidden bunker by revealing the Time Team to the remnants of Rittenhouse.
On September 4
1609 – Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan
1682 – English astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him
1781 – Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
1807 – Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
1870 – The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
1882 – In its 1st large-scale test, Thomas Edison’s light bulb is used to light NY’s Pearl Street Station
1884 – Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
1888 – George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers “Kodak”
1893 – English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy
1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
1951 – 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman
1957 – Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
1972 – US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals
1972 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1981 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1998 – Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University
1917 – Henry Ford II, American businessman and son of Henry Ford, (President of Ford Motor Company, 1945-79), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1987)
1918 – Paul Harvey, American news commentator and radio broadcaster (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2009)
1928 – Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)
1960 – Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)
1981 – Beyoncé Knowles, singer (Destiny’s Child), born in Houston, Texas
1965 – Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
1991 – Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
1993 – Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
2006 – Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44
2014 – Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords
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