On This Day: 14th of May

Posted on: Fri 14 May 2021

In 1984, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was born. Facebook evolved from a site Zuckerberg developed in 2003 called Facemash, which compared students’ photos side-by-side and asked users to vote who was “hotter”.

In 1973, NASA launched America’s first space station, Skylab into orbit. It was designed to be an orbiting workshop allowing tests on the effect of prolonged weightlessness on human beings and prove that humans could live for long periods of time out in space.

In 2017, Harry Styles released his debut self-titled solo album. The eclectic-pop album was Harry’s first breakout from One Direction, the band that sent him into super-stardom.

Breakfast producer Shannon Pearce joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to tell us more about the 14th of May through history.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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