Be nice, worship God and eat pigs’ feet: That’s how Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., says she lived to celebrate her 114th birthday today — and be crowned the oldest person in the United States. Using census records, the Gerontology Research Group verified her title after the previous oldest American, Elsie Thompson, died at 113 in March. Talley is still a youngster, relatively speaking, compared to the world’s oldest person, Jiroemon Kimura, who is 116 and lives in Japan.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kinloch
On OK Computer, Radiohead take the ideas they had begun toying with on The Bends into the stratosphere. At a time when they could have played it safe, selling their psychedelic souls for more radio-friendly rock & roll, Radiohead have released a concept album whose theme — based on rock’s age-old fear of the imminence of a world run by computers — unfolds gradually during the course of the album’s 12 songs.
OK Computer was released 16 years ago today.
The first aircraft to fly the Atlantic (with stops!)
There were three of these NC-4’s which started across the Atlantic in May 1919 for Europe but only the NC-4 piloted by LCDR. A. C. Read completed the crossing. The flight began at Trepassey, New Foundland on May 16, 1919 and after 17 hours the NC-4 arrived at Horta, Azores. Ten days later it completed the flight arriving at Plymouth, England on May 26, 1919.
Partial Solar Eclipse with Airplane
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