Episode 602: Comet me, bro

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  • Email from Fuffy Frog
  • Voice mail from John Miller Jr
  • Question of the week: What’s one question you hate being asked

On This Day In History for May 27, 2020

This is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining in 2020.

  • It was on this date in 1927, that The Ford Motor Company ceased manufacture of the Ford Model T and began to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
  • It was 90 years ago today that The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opened to the public.
  • Also today in 1933, The Walt Disney Company released the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”.
  • May 27, 1937, In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
  • It was also this date in 1958 that First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American businessman and philanthropist, Cornelius Vanderbilt, born on this date in 1794.
  • Born May 27, 1857, German chemist Theodor Curtius.
  • William Stanier, English engineer was born on that same date in 1876.
  • English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, John Cockcroft, born on this date in 1897.
  • David Crosthwait, the American engineer, inventor and writer was born 122 years ago today.
  • American actor, Vincent Price was born 109 years ago today.
  • Born May 27, 1922, English actor Christopher Lee.
  • Also born on that same date in 1967,  American actor, Eddie McClintock.
  • Also turning 51 today is American computer scientist and engineer Craig Federighi.

Listener birthdays (May 27-June 2)

  • 27 – Tonya from Dancing With Elephants
  • 28 – Chris Martens, Host of The Jesus Geeks, Z Net Central, and Producer of On The Edge Of Darkness
  • 30 – Petri Lopia
  • 1 – Selganor
  • 2 – Anthony Gartner (Enigmavb)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 27, 2020

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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