Episode 529: Player one has left the game

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  • Hubble
  • Dinosaurs

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  • Postcard from Jorge
On This Day In History for April 11, 2018

This is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1951, that The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.
  • It was also this date in 1957 that United Kingdom agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • 50 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
  • It was on this date in 1970, that Apollo 13 is launched.
  • Also on April 11, 1976, The Apple I is created.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English surgeon, geologist, and paleontologist, James Parkinson, born on this date in 1755.
  • Macedonio Melloni, the Italian physicist and academic was born 220 years ago today.
  • William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and academic was born on that same date in 1862.
  • American mathematician, Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, born on this date in 1914.
  • Karl Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic was born on that same date in 1926.
  • Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic, Lev Bulat was born 71 years ago today.
  • English mathematician and academic, Andrew Wiles, born on this date in 1953.

Listener Birthdays

  • 04 – Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon)
  • 05 – Chad Davis, Jon Issler (hsteckylf)
  • 05 – Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher)
  • 05 – Martine Tysmans – citytrips, travelling, jokes… (in Dutch)
  • 05 – Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants
  • 06 – Trevor Litecky (future Geek)
  • 07 – P.C. Haring
  • 14 – Danny Harnish
  • 16 – Donna Tomasi
  • 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 11, 2018


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