April 21st: 2022

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

1926 – Queen Elizabeth II was born. On 23rd Janury 2015, (following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King), the Queen became the oldest reigning monarch in the world.
Celebrity : birthdays
Queen Elizabeth II, 96; Iggy Pop (James Osterberg), singer-songwriter, 75; Tony Danza (Iadanza), actor, 71; Mike Barson, keyboardist/songwriter (Madness) 64; Andie (Rosalie) MacDowell, actress, 64; Robert Smith, singer-songwriter/guitarist (The Cure) 63; John Maher, drummer (The Buzzcocks) 62; Johnny McElhone, guitarist/songwriter (Altered Images/Texas) 59; Toby Stephens, actor, 53; James McAvoy, actor, 43; Robbie Amell, actor, 34.

What : day is it

World Creativity and Innovation Day & Kindergarten Day.
This day : in history

1907 – Political clubs in Ireland merged to form the Sinn Fein League.

1913 – Richard Beeching, former British Rail chairman was born.

1916 – Roger Casement, the Irish-born British consular official, landed in Ireland from a German submarine prepared to lead the Sinn Fein rebellion, but was arrested as the ‘Easter Uprising’ took place. The rebellion against the British in Dublin reached its worst level as Irish republicans took over sections of the city, while a Royal Navy gunboat bombarded them from the River Liffey.

1918 – Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary German ace pilot who had destroyed 80 Allied aircraft, was shot down by an RAF fighter and died from the crash behind British lines. He was known as the ‘Red Baron’ because of his distinctive red Fokker tri-plane.

1926 – Queen Elizabeth II was born. On 23rd Janury 2015, (following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz), the Queen became the oldest reigning monarch in the world and on 21st April 2016 she became the first 90 year old head of state of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms.

1934 – The ‘Surgeon’s Photograph’, the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, was published in the Daily Mail. In 1999, it was revealed to be a hoax.

1955 – National newspapers were published for the first time in nearly a month following the end of the maintenance workers’ strike.

1956 – Legend Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” smashed the charts reaching #1.

1959 – English ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn was jailed for a day in Panama while the police looked for her Panamanian husband, accused of plotting a coup.

1964 – BBC television launched Playschool as the opening programme of their second channel. BBC2 actually opened a day late due to a major power failure the previous day.

1983 – One pound coins replaced notes in England and Wales.

1997 – American Psychologist Timothy Leary and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry were launched into orbit after being cremated.

2019 – Climate change activist Greta Thunberg gave a speech in London, leading to protests across the city for four days.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“Good advice is not often served in our favorite flavour.” – Tim Fargo

Oscar Wilde – Real Name: Sebastian Melmoth

Scientists still aren’t completely sure how acetaminophen works.

No one ever reads instruction manuals, but everyone watches YouTube how-to videos. We were all just waiting for the movie.

“Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun. – Charlotte in Lost in Translation #moviequotes

“I put my cat in the kettle what will I do? There’s a little boy stuck with Daniel Boone” #misunderstoodlyrics

Human settlement of Mars will necessitate the creation of a parallel 24.7-hour clock and 687-day calendar.

“Let’s Get Together” by Haley Mills is the shortest Billboard Top Ten Hit, with a playing time of 1:28.

Useless Pronunciation: E as in ewe

“Lily” was the salesgirl who informs customers about AT&T’s sharing plans, played by Milana Vayntrub

The name of The Simpsons’ creator, Matt Groening, is pronounced Matt “Graining”, not Matt “Growning”.

50% of Canada is the letter A.

Birthday : quotes

“Once you’re able to look like an idiot and be OK with it, it opens up your potential.” – Nicole Sullivan

“The minute you start to strategize too much, the more you start to think you’re in control of your own fate. And you’re not, really.” – James McAvoy

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

“When it comes to art, money is an unimportant detail. It just happens to be a huge unimportant detail.” – Iggy Pop

“I know what it means to have a leading part, and I know what it means to have a featured part.” – Patti LuPone

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