Episode 505 : We don’t take Plastc

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  • Dr. Who
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On This Day In History for April 26, 2017
This is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1564, that Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).
  • It was also this date in 1607 that English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • On April 26, 1803, Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L’Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist..
  • The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey on this date in 1923.
  • April 26, 1933, The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • Also today in 1962, NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
  • 31 years ago today, A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Emperor of Ancient Rome, Marcus Aurelius, born on this date in 121.
  • British physicist, Owen Willans Richardson was born 138 years ago today.
  • Rudolf Hess, German Nazi leader was born on that same date in 1894.
  • German flying ace, Ernst Udet, born on this date in 1896.
  • Seismologist and mathematician, Charles Francis Richter was born 117 years ago today.
  • Born April 26, 1916, Leading exponent of autogyros Ken Wallis.
  • Actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, writer, Carol Burnett, born on this date in 1933.
  • Also turning 84 today is American physicist Arno Allan Penzias.
  • English drummer and member of Duran Duran, Roger Taylor is 57 today.
  • Slovenian model, wife of Donald Trump and First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, born on this date in 1970.
  • Italian ESA astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti is 40 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe
  • 29 – Timothy Karre
  • 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana)


  • 01 – Technorama Podcast (2005)
  • 03 – Keao Wright
  • 03 – Leon
  • 05 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast
  • 06 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners)
  • 06 – Bill Barbour
  • 06 – Steve Bickle
  • 08 – Curtis Parish
  • 12 – Amanda Huggenkiss
  • 14 – JPCJ
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 26, 2017


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