Episode 638a: Space it up!

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On This Day In History for April 28, 2021

This is the 118th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returned to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island as part of Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Also on April 28, 1923, Wembley Stadium was opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium
  • April 28, 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia
  • Also today in 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios went to number one on the US Billboard chart, beginning a record-breaking 741 -week chart run
  • On April 28, 1986, The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea
  • April 28, 1986, High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster were detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French mathematician and academic, Sylvestre François Lacroix, born on this date in 1765.
  • Polish-British engineer, mathematician, and physicist., Hertha Marks Ayrton was born 167 years ago today.
  • Born April 28, 1863, Russian engineer Nikolai von Meck.
  • American actor and director, Lionel Barrymore, born on this date in 1878.
  • Jan Oort, the Dutch astronomer and academic was born 121 years ago today.
  • Czech-German businessman, Oskar Schindler was born 113 years ago today.
  • Eugene Merle Shoemaker, the American geologist and astronomer was born 93 years ago today.
  • Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer, Ann-Margret, born on this date in 1941.
  • Born April 28, 1948, English journalist, author, and screenwriter Terry Pratchett.
  • Also turning 71 today is American comedian, talk show host, and producer Jay Leno.
  • Also born on that same date in 1952,  American actress, Mary McDonnell.

Listener Birthdays

  • 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe
  • 29 – Timothy Karre
  • 29 – Dhruv Gupta
  • 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana)
  • 3 – Keao Wright
  • 3 – Leon

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April 28, 2021

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