on : this day

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

1943 – Mick Jagger, British rock singer with the Rolling Stones, was born.
celebrity : birthdays
Dame Helen Mirren (Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff), actress, 76; Sir Mick Jagger, singer-songwriter (The Rolling Stones) 78; Roger Taylor, drummer, (Queen) 72; Susan George, actress, 71; Kevin Spacey, actor, 62; Gary Cherone, singer (Extreme) 60; Sandra Bullock, 57; Jeremy Piven, actor, 56; Jason Statham, actor, 54; Kate Beckinsale, actress, 48; Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, 41; Taylor Momsen, singer/actor, 28; Stormzy (Michael Owuo) rapper, 28.
what : day is it
USA: National Coffee Milkshake Day. USA: National Bagelfest Day. United Nations: International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.
this day : in history

1858 – Lionel Rothschild took his seat in the House of Commons to become Britain’s first Jewish member of Parliament. 

1890 – From the roof of the General Post Office in Aldersgate, Marconi made the first public transmission of wireless (radio) signals.

1895 – The birth, at Bartley Green – Birmingham, of Jane ‘Jinny’ Bunford, the tallest person in English medical history, who measured 2.41m. (7ft. 11in.) at the time of her death, aged 26. She was also the tallest person in the world during her lifetime, a record that stood for the next sixty years.

1943 – Mick Jagger, British rock singer with the Rolling Stones, was born.

1943 – World War II: The Allies mounted one of the largest raids of the war – sending more than 1,000 aircraft to bomb the German industrial city of Hamburg. An estimated 60,000 people were killed.

1945 – Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister after his Conservatives were defeated by the Labour Party in a landslide victory. Clement Attlee became Prime Minister. He said: ‘Labour can deliver the goods.’

1958 – In Britain, debutantes were presented at the Royal Court for the last time.

1983 – A mother of 10 failed to prevent doctors prescribing contraception to under 16s without parental consent.

1989 – 56-year-old Leslie Merry was knocked off his feet, a rib broken and his spleen ruptured, by a turnip thrown from a passing car in east London. He finally died of respiratory failure brought on by the accident.

1993 – The Mars Observer takes the first photo of Mars, from 5 billion km.

2006 – The Rex acoustic guitar on which Sir Paul McCartney learned his first chords sold for £330,000 at an auction at EMI Studios, Abbey Road.

trivia : and shower thoughts

“If I’m not back in five minutes… just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura #moviequotes 

Whatchu talkin ’bout Wills? #TVCatchphrase

A velociraptor was about the size of a big chicken.

“You’re gonna love the way you look, I guarantee it” – Alcohol, telling me to dance

The Four Classical Elements (Earth, Water, Air, and Fire) Match the Four States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma). #Science

Lauren Bacall – Real Name: Betty Joan Perske

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” – Jessica Rabbit #moviequotes

A group of Gorillas is called a Band or Troop.

After losing the first glove or sock of a pair the chances of losing the remaining one basically drops to zero.

“I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return.” – Frida Kahlo #LastWords

You can be sitting down and sitting up at the same time, because of the English language!

“Once you start compromising your thoughts, you’re a candidate for mediocrity” – Arnold Epstein #moviequotes