Episode 559

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On This Day In History for March 27, 2019

This is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1513, that Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León reaches the northern end of The Bahamas on his first voyage to Florida.
  • Also on March 27, 1915, Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
  • It was 61 years ago today, that Nikita Khrushchev becomes Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.
  • It was also this date in 1975 that Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • It was on this date in 1998, that The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French engineer, urban planner, and politician, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, born on this date in 1809.
  • Wilhelm Röntgen, the German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born 174 years ago today.
  • German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Otto Wallach was born 172 years ago today.
  • Karl Pearson, English mathematician, eugenicist, and academic was born on that same date in 1857.
  • Douglas Hartree, the English mathematician and physicist was born 122 years ago today.
  • Born March 27, 1899, German-Swiss physicist and academic Herbert Arthur Stuart.
  • Phil Chess, Czech-American record producer, co-founded Chess Records was born on that same date in 1921.
  • Also born on that same date in 1944,  New Zealand astronomer and academic, Alan C. Gilmore.
  • English keyboardist and songwriter, Tony Banks is 69 today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1963,  American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, Quentin Tarantino.

(past) birthdays

  • 16 – Michelle Lopez a.k.a. CntrySigns
  • 18 – Gregory Lemon @ GregoryLemon.com
  • 19 – JT Shea of The Gigcast and JT Ukes at 40
  • 19 – Michael R. Mennenga
  • 21 – “Krazy Joe” Fiore, MegaPodTasticand Honey, You’ve *GOT* to See This!
  • 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred
  • 23 – Richard Parkman
  • 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel
  • 26 – Chuck Tomasi
  • 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA
  • 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 March 27, 2019

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