Episode 710: And now for something completely the same

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On This Day In History for April 26, 2023

This is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining in 2023.

  • It was on this date in 1954, that The first clinical trials of Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began in Fairfax County, Virginia.
  • On April 26, 1956, SS Ideal X, the world’s first successful container ship, left Port Newark, New Jersey, for Houston, Texas
  • 65 years ago today, was the final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives
  • It was 61 years ago today, that NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashed into the Moon
  • April 26, 1962, The British space programme launches its first satellite, the Ariel 1.
  • It was 37 years ago today, that The Chernobyl disaster occured in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • April 26, 1993, The Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on mission STS-55 to conduct experiments aboard the Spacelab module.
  • That same date in 2019, Marvel Studios’ blockbuster film, Avengers: Endgame, was released, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing the previous box office record of Avatar.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian painter and academic, Gian Paolo Lomazzo, born on this date in 1538.
  • Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist was born on that same date in 1774.
  • American banker, lawyer, and politician, Charles Goodyear was born 219 years ago today.
  • English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Owen Willans Richardson, born on this date in 1879.
  • Charles Francis Richter, the American seismologist and physicist was born 123 years ago today.
  • Also born on that same date in 1933, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Arno Allan Penzias.
  • American actress, singer, and producer, Carol Burnett is 90 today.
  • Also turning 80 today is American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer Gary Wright.

Listener Birthdays

  • 26 – Stewe Lundin – Sweden
  • 29 – Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe
  • 29 – Timothy Karre
  • 29 – Dhruv Gupta
  • 30 – Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana)

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for April  26, 2023

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