Technorama Ep508 : I’m just going to get some cigarettes

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On This Day In History for July 5, 2017

This is the 186th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1610, that John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • It was 330 years ago today, that Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  • That same date in 1841, Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.
  • July 5, 1915, The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama–Pacific International Exposition.  This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.
  • Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation. on this date in 1937.
  • That same date in 1946, The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France.
  • 63 years ago today, The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
  • It was 63 years ago today, that Elvis Presley records his first single, “That’s All Right,” at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • On July 5, 1996, Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
  • The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft). on this date in 2012.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American astronomer, A. E. Douglass, born on this date in 1867.
  • Another astronomer, Louise Freeland Jenkins was born on that same date in 1888.
  • Singer-songwriter, rock musician, Huey Lewis is 67 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1953, American mathematician and computer scientist, Caryn Navy.

Listener birthdays

  • 06 – Peter (1982, Sweden)
  • 08 – Trampas Whiteman (aka Dragonhelm)
  • 08 – Mark Lee (aka geekdad72) Stardate -351519.09
  • 08 – Alan Ralph (a.k.a. MonTemplar)
  • 10 – KHD a.k.a. The Devin
  • 11 – Steven Truax (rednecktech)
  • 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 July 5, 2017


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