on : this day

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

1903 – The Ford Motor Company was incorporated by Henry Ford and 11 investors.
celebrity : birthdays
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, 92; Lamont Dozier, songwriter, 80; Giacomo Agostini, world champion motorcycle racer, 79; Roberto Duran, boxer, 70; Gino Vannelli, singer, 69; Ian Mosley, drummer (Marillion) 68; Doane Perry, drummer (Jethro Tull) 67; Garry Roberts, guitarist (The Boomtown Rats) 67; Laurie Metcalf, actress, 67; Arnold Vosloo, actor, 59; Phil Mickelson, golfer, 51; John Cho, actor, 49; Daniel Brühl, actor, 43; John Newman, singer, 31; Joe McElderry, singer, 30.
what : day is it
Botswana: International Day of the African Child. USA: National Fudge Day. United Nations: International Day of Family Remittances.
this day : in history

1884 – The first public roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson’s “Switchback Railway” (patent #310,966) opened in New York’s Coney Island amusement park. 

1893 – Cracker Jack, invented by R.W. Rueckheim, was introduced at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago’s World Fair.

1903 – The Pepsi-Cola Co. registered the Pepsi-Cola trademark.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company was incorporated by Henry Ford and 11 investors.

1904 – Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel, Ulysses, took place.

1911 – IBM was founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

June 16, 1938 (fiction) The planet Krypton blew up, DC Comics

1956 #1 Hit June 16, 1956 – July 27, 1956: Gogi Grant – The Wayward Wind

1961 – Dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the US from the Soviet Union.

1963 – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on Vostok 6.

1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival began.

1977 – Oracle Corporation was incorporated in Redwood Shores, California,

1990 #1 Hit June 16, 1990 – June 29, 1990: Roxette – It Must Have Been Love

June 16, 2006 – Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior aired on The Disney Channel

2010 – Hot in Cleveland premiered on TV Land.

trivia : and shower thoughts

Montgomery Clift – Real Name: Edward Montgomery. 

People say that playing violent video games will turn you into a violent person. I’ve been playing sports videogames for some time and I’m still not an athletic person.

7-Eleven makes its Slurpees using machines licensed from ICEE.

TV Quotes… “Now cut that out!” (Jack Benny) on The Jack Benny Program.

Bambi, Fantasia, and Pinocchio bombed at the box office.

When we want another person’s thoughts, we say “penny for your thoughts.” When we offer up our own, we say “putting my two cents in.” We value our own opinion twice as much.

A group of feral cats is called a “destruction”

US President #9 William Henry Harrison (1841) William died of pneumonia one month to the day after making, in the snow, the longest U.S. presidential inauguration speech so far.

“I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.” #moviequotes

Scrawny nerds with braces will be the most horrifying zombies since they can get through small spaces and those metal mouths won’t deteriorate.

I hope the good guys win, whoever they are.

I should start a group that does cold war reenactments. It would be pretty easy. All you have to do is sit around and look worried about Russia.

The Capital of Serbia is Belgrade