Technorama Ep535 : Periwinkle Marmalade

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On This Day In History for June 20, 2018

This is the 171st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1248, that The University of Oxford receives its Royal charter.
  • It was also this date in 1787 that Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the ‘United States’.
  • Also today in 1819, The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
  • June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
  • Also on June 20, 1840, Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • It was on this date in 1877, that Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • June 20, 1893, Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return on this date in 1900.
  • It was also this date in 1944 that The experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space.
  • June 20, 1945, The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip.
  • It was 55 years ago today, that Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called “red telephone” link between Washington and Moscow.
  • June 20, 1975, The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as “summer blockbusters”.
  • It was on this date in 1990, that Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida on this date in 2003.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American astronomer and author, Mary R. Calvert, born on this date in 1884.
  • Born June 20, 1889, Greek-South African astronomer and academic John S. Paraskevopoulos.
  • Lloyd Hall, the American chemist and academic was born 124 years ago today.
  • Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor was born on that same date in 1909.
  • Also turning 104 today is Turkish archaeologist and academic Muazzez İlmiye Çığ.
  • American actor and producer, Martin Landau was born 90 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1931, American actress, Olympia Dukakis.
  • Also turning 76 today is American singer-songwriter and producer Brian Wilson.
  • Canadian singer and guitarist, Anne Murray is 73 today.
  • American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, Lionel Richie, born on this date in 1949.
  • Also turning 67 today is American actress and voice artist Tress MacNeille.
  • American actor, John Goodman, born on this date in 1952.
  • Also born on that same date in 1960, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor, John Taylor.
  • Also turning 51 today is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman.
  • Russian mathematician and academic, Misha Verbitsky, born on this date in 1969.

Listener Birthdays

  • 21 – Ascii Adam from the Hook Show
  • 22 – Lance Heath
  • 22 – Jack Stevens
  • 22 – Chris Martinez (Scotland)
  • 25 – Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957
  • 25 – Jim Guckin from Philadelphia, Pa
  • 26 – Patrick Norton

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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 20, 2018

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