on : this day

View todays celebrity birthdays and find out what happened in history today.

1777: The US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag.
celebrity : birthdays
Chuck Berghofer, jazz bassist, 84; Spooner Oldham, songwriter/keyboardists, 78; Rod Argent, keyboardist, 76; Donald Trump, (former US President), 75; Alan White, drummer (Yes) 72; Jim Lea, musician/songwriter (Slade) 72; Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, 71; David Thomas, singer (Pere Ubu) 68; Will Patton, actor, 67; Paul O’Grady, TV personality, 66; Boy George (O’Dowd) singer, 60; Yasmine Bleeth, actress, 53; Steffi Graf, tennis legend, 52; Shaun Keaveny, radio DJ, 49; Alan Carr, comedian, 45; Lang Lang, concert pianist, 39; Siobhan Donaghy, singer, (Sugarbabes) 38.
what : day is it
USA: National Strawberry Short Cake Day. USA: National Pop Goes the Weasel Day. USA: National Flag Day. USA: National Bourbon Day. United Nations: World Blood Donor Day
this day : in history

1934: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna. On the same day, Max Baer KO’s defending champion Primo Carnera of Italy in the 11th round at Madison Square Garden for the lineal world heavyweight title. 

1935: End of the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay.

1936: Death of writer G. K. Chesterton aged 62.

1940: German forces enter Paris. On the same day, Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland.

1941: Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations to Siberia..

1942: Anne Frank begins her diary. On the same day, the French government of Paul Reynaud resigns.

1946: Inventor of the television, John Logie Baird, dies from a stroke aged 57.

1949: The French-allied State of Vietnam is officially formed.

1952: Jim Peters runs a world record marathon (2:20:42.2).

1953: Military coup by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia.

1958: Nelson Mandela marries Winnie Madikizela.

1959: Billy Casper wins the US Open golf tournament.

1961: Singer Patsy Cline is seriously injured in a car accident.

1962: Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders his first victim, Anna Slesers.

1975: Chris Evert defeats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her second French singles title.

1982: Argentina surrenders, ending the 74-day Falklands conflict.

trivia : and shower thoughts

Bob Ross didn’t make a cent from his TV series the Joy of Painting. His income came from selling his paint products. 

Yves Montand – Real Name: Ivo Levy.

A group of Clams is called a Bed.

“All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” #songlyrics

Useless Pronunciation: D as in Dee

Armadillos almost always give birth to quadruplets.

The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO or the Communist Bloc.

“Housework won’t kill you, but then again, why take the chance?” – Phyllis Diller

Carrots were cultivated to be orange as a tribute to William of Orange who led the Dutch to independence in the 17th century.

If you’re lost in the woods and you feel like you’re walking in circles, you probably are.

Superman is just as vulnerable to glitter as a normal person.