Episode 641: Chemists have all the Solutions

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  • QOTW: What fictional character should have been hit with a huge lawsuit at the end of the story?

On This Day In History for May 26, 2021

This is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 961, that King Otto I elected his 6 -year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda.
  • Also on May 26, 1869, Boston University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on this date in 1896
  • Also on May 26, 1897, Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, was published
  • 94 years ago today, The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
  • Also on May 26, 1967, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.
  • It was also this date in 1969 that Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing
  • It was on this date in 1970, that The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French-English mathematician and theorist, Abraham de Moivre, born on this date in 1667.
  • Born May 26, 1907, American actor, director, and producer John Wayne.
  • Peter Cushing, English actor, was born on that same date in 1913.
  • American actor, James Arness was born 98 years ago today.
  • Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader was born on that same date in 1926.
  • American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist, Jack Kevorkian was born 93 years ago today.
  • American singer-songwriter, Stevie Nicks is 73 today.
  • Also turning 72 today is American computer programmer, who developed the first wiki Ward Cunningham.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Hank Williams Jr. is 72 today.
  • Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science was born on that same date in 1951.
  • American astronomer and academic, Amanda Bauer is 42 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 26 – Eli Yukelzon
  • 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
  • 31 – Troy Dunlavy
  • 1 – Selganor

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 26, 2021

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