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On This Day in The Phandom: 5 years ago!

At around 12:40pm on 19th October 2009, Dan got off the train at Manchester Piccadilly Station and met Phil in person for the first time!

As far as we know they went to the Apple Store (where they took their first picture together as seen above, and posted it on Phil’s Twitter and both their dailybooths), Starbucks, (possibly went on the Manchester Wheel ahem) and finished the day off watching the sun set at the Cloud 23 Bar in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, which is a luxurious sophisticated bar/restaurant at the highest point in Manchester.

That last one’s…kinda romantic, right? No wonder Phil was “ahappyphil :]”

Happy #Phanniversary/#5YearsOfPhan to all my lovely followers! <3

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Gustav Klimt was born today in 1862. Here, a visitor enjoys Klimt’s portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer II, currently on view in the museum’s Fifth Floor Painting and Sculpture galleries. 

[Gustav Klimt. Adele Bloch-Bauer II. 1912. Oil on canvas. Private collection. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster was 30 years ago today

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster happened on April 26, 1986, in the city of Pripyat, Ukraine.

An explosion and fire released radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Europe.

According to www.world-nuclear.org, the accident “was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel.”

Two plant workers died on the night of the accident and 28 others died within weeks from acute radiation poisoning.

Commemorations are being held in the Ukraine today, according to the BBC.