Episode 564: Stardust in the Wind

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On This Day In History for May 1, 2019

This is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1328, By the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
  • It was also this date in 1707 that The Act of Union joining the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain takes effect.
  • May 1, 1753, Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
  • Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt on this date in 1776.
  • It was 179 years ago today, that The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
  • Also today in 1851, Queen Victoria opens The Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London.
  • 135 years ago today, Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
  • Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States on this date in 1884.
  • Also today in 1885, The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.
  • On May 1, 1930, The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
  • Also on May 1, 1931, The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
  • It was also this date in 1956 that The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
  • May 1, 1960, Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
  • 52 years ago today, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
  • Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States on this date in 1989.
  • 20 years ago today, SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon after the 1999 Kids’ Choice Awards.
  • OpenOffice.org released version 1.0, the first stable version of the software on this date in 2002.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • German astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, Johannes Stadius, born on this date in 1527.
  • German missionary and astronomer, Johann Adam Schall von Bell was born 428 years ago today.
  • William Lilly, English astrologer was born on that same date in 1602.
  • Johann Jakob Balmer, the Swiss mathematician and physicist was born 194 years ago today.
  • Born May 1, 1910, American astronomer and ufologist J. Allen Hynek.
  • Jack Paar, the American comedian, author and talk show host was born 101 years ago today.
  • American commander, pilot, and astronaut, Scott Carpenter, born on this date in 1925.
  • Also turning 74 today is American singer-songwriter Rita Coolidge.
  • Also born on that same date in 1949,  American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers, Paul Teutul, Sr..
  • American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Ray Parker, Jr., born on this date in 1954.

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  • 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
  • 06 – Brian ‘the intern’ Brown
  • 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 May 1, 2019


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