April 11: Tricia Helfer, and a shootout
April 11 — Cake and candles for a clone …
Tricia Helfer (1974) is 47, №6, and no. 1 in our hearts, all wrapped up in one geeky cybernetic package. Most famous for her role as a sexy Cylon in the reboot of “Battlestar Galactica” (2004–09), she’s more recently been on the Fox series “Lucifer” (2016–18).
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Michael Stipe of R.E.M. inducted Nirvana into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame OTD in 2014. “Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard,” Stipe said in his induction speech.
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The Apple Computer Co. released the Apple Computer I OTD in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, and to fund it, partner Steve Jobs sold his VW Microbus for “a few hundred bucks,” and Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500. (Yes, apparently they got more for the calculator than for Jobs’ ride.) … Spoiler alert: They made their money back.
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The FBI Miami shootout occurred OTD in 1986. Federal agents had chased down two suspected serial bank robbers and murderers. The two men would then engage eight responding officers in a shootout, which would go on to be studied in law enforcement circles to this day. The eight agents were armed primarily with two semiautomatic pistols, six revolvers, and a shotgun among them. They were outgunned by the two suspects, who had a 12-gauge shotgun and .223 semiauto rifle among their armaments.