April 28th / 2023

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

1967 – Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali lost his boxing title after refusing to join the army. “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong,” he had told reporters.
Celebrity birthdays
Kim Gordon, bassist (Sonic Youth) 70; Eddie Jobson, keyboards/violin (Roxy Music/U.K.) 68; Lady Helen Windsor, 59; Howard Donald, singer/dancer (Take That) 55; Diego Simeone (González), football manager, 53; Bridget (Kathryn) Moynahan, actress, 52; Jorge Garcia, actor, 50; Penélope Cruz (Sánchez), actress, 49; Vernon Kay, broadcaster, 49; Lauren Laverne, broadcaster, 45; Sir Bradley Wiggins, cycling champion, 43; Jessica Alba, actress, 42; Juan Mata, footballer, 35; Tom Ogden, singer/guitarist (Blossoms) 30.
What day is it
April 28th is Superhero Day and Blueberry Pie Day.
This day in history

1801 – Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury was born. He was one of the most effective social and industrial reformers in 19th-century England. He introduced the Coal Mines Act in 1842 which prohibited the employment of women and children underground and was also the acknowledged leader of the evangelical movement within the Church of England.

1888 – The birth of Walter Tull, professional football for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town. He was the first ‘Afro-Caribbean / mixed heritage’ outfield player in the top division of English football, and the first to be commissioned as an infantry officer in the British Army. Northampton South MP Brian Binley has campaigned for Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross for his ‘gallantry and coolness’ while leading his company of 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory during World War 1.

1910 – Frenchman Louis Paulhan won the London to Manchester air race and the £10,000 prize. It was the first long-distance aeroplane race in England and was first proposed by the Daily Mail newspaper in 1906.

1923 – The first FA Cup Final was held at Wembley Stadium. 200,000 people arrived at a stadium which was only designed to hold 125,000 and when 60,000 irate fans rushed the turnstiles a human torrent swept onto the pitch. Players were engulfed by the crowd and 1,000 men, women and children were injured. Finals were made ‘all ticket’ after that. The game began one hour late and Bolton beat West Ham 2-0.

1967 – Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali lost his boxing title after refusing to join the army.

1999 – The death of Sir Alfred Ernest ‘Alf’ Ramsey, manager of the English national football team from 1963 to 1974. His greatest achievement was winning the 1966 World Cup with England on 30th July 1966.

2010 – Former Prime MInister, Gordon Brown, said that he was ‘mortified’ after being caught on microphone describing Rochdale pensioner, Gillian Duffy, as a bigoted woman after she had had challenged him on issues, including immigration.

2014 – Teacher Anne Maguire (aged 61) was stabbed to death in front of pupils inside Corpus Christi Catholic College – Leeds where she had taught for 40 years. 15-year-old Will Cornick was detained by teaching staff and later sentenced to life imprisonment.

2014 – Police announced that they would investigate whether officials in Rochdale tried to cover up sexual abuse at Knowl View school by 11 people, including Rochdale’s former MP Cyril Smith.

2014 – New research showed that half of patients diagnosed with cancer today would effectively be ‘cured’. They could expect to survive for at least 10 years, by which point their prognosis was as good as that of those without the disease.The study also showed that survival rates in England and Wales had doubled since the 1970s.

Trivia and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1994, The Simpsons aired its 100th episode? It was the highest rated TV show on the Fox network that week.

The Milky Way Galaxy is called that, because the Romans called it Via Galactica, meaning Road Made of Milk.

“Good job, guys. Let’s just not come in tomorrow. Let’s just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I wanna try it.” – Tony Stark

Boston’s Irreversible Law of Clutter: In any household, junk accumulates to fill the space available for its storage.

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” – Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) in Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939

The plot of Star Wars would be a whole lot different if the Empire had security cameras in their hallways.

Kids these days are so ungrateful! Back in my day all we had to do was sit around in nothingness and the only exciting thing that ever happened was the big bang.

There are silence and darkness, but no word for an absence of touching.

Anyone know any games to kill some time? Preferably something I can play and look like I’m working.

No time like the present = No time. Like the present.

Maybe the Bermuda Triangle disappearances can be explained by a fearsome creature that not only destroys ships but also flies into the air to wreck aircraft.

The Capital of Tanzania is Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative)

Liberty Island and The Statue of Liberty are New York City-owned but physically reside entirely within New Jersey.

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