August 10th: 2022

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

1986 – English cricketer Ian Botham scored a record 175 in a one day Sunday League match – including 13 sixes.
Celebrity : birthdays
Ian Anderson, singer-songwriter/flautist/guitarist (Jethro Tull) 75; Ronnie Spector (Veronica Bennett), singer, 75; Patti Austin, singer, 74; Diane Venora, actress, 70; Rosanna Arquette, actress, 63; Antonio Banderas, actor, 62; Jon Farriss drummer, (INXS) 61; Julia Fordham, singer-songwriter, 60; Suzanne Collins, author, 60; Riddick Bowe, boxer, 53; Leigh Marklew, bassist, (Terrorvision) 54; Roy Keane, soccer pundit, 51; Justin Theroux, actor, 51; Lawrence Dallaglio, former rugby player, 50; Devon Aoki, model/actress, 40; Kylie Jenner, model/reality TV star, 35.

What : day is it

August 10th observes Vlogging Day, National S’mores Day and my personal favourite day, Lazy Day.
This day : in history

1889 – The screw bottle top was patented by Dan Rylands of Hope Glass Works, Yorkshire.

1895 – The first Promenade Concert (The Proms) was held at the Queen’s Hall, London, conducted by Henry Wood.

1911 – British MPs voted to receive salaries for the first time.

1933 – The birth in Blackburn, Lancashire of Keith Duckworth an English mechanical engineer most most famous for designing the Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine that revolutionised the sport of Formula One motor racing.

1954 – Sir Gordon Richards announced his retirement as a racing jockey to become a trainer. Sir Gordon rode 4,870 winners in his 34-year racing career.

1961 – Britain applied for membership of the EEC – the European Economic Community.

1966 – Charlie Dimmock, TV gardener was born.

1977 – The Queen visited Northern Ireland for the first time in 11 years as part of her Silver Jubilee tour.

1986 – English cricketer Ian Botham scored a record 175 in a one day Sunday League match – including 13 sixes.

1988 – Scientists feared that a disease which killed more than 6,000 seals in the North Sea and the Baltic had reached British waters.

1998 – English football club Manchester United became the first club in the world to have its own TV channel – MUTV.

2003 – The temperature in Britain exceeded 100° F for the first time when 101.3 °F (38.5 °C) was recorded in the hamlet of Brogdale near Faversham, Kent.

2006 – Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the UK to the US. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.

2018 – Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Donald Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House.

2019 – In Tanzania, people attempted to siphon petrol from an overturned fuel tanker which exploded. More than sixty people lost their lives, while seventy were injured.

2019 – Financier Jeffrey Epstein is found dead in his jail cell in New York, while awaiting trail for sex trafficking charges.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

A group of Fungi is called a colony.

Stars appear to us to have 5 corners because of diffraction.

A clean tie attracts the soup of the day.

What if buying the WinRar license is the ultimate test of modern mankind and we are all failing?

The Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s.

The entire cast was male on the set of 1982’s “The Thing”.

Blackbeard (the Pirate) – Real Name: Edward Teach

Vantablack is the blackest black absorbing up to 99.965% of radiation in the visible spectrum.

“They killed Kenny!” – Stan and Kyle (South Park)

The French word for “cheese” is “Fromage.” Cheese is made by aging milk. Cheese comes “from age.”

A group of Cockroaches is called an Intrusion.

A pentad is a five year period. A decade is ten years long.

Birthday : quotes

“I think the worst enemy for success is the anxiousness to get it.” – Antonio Banderas

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – Herbert Hoover

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.” – Clarence Darrow

“I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there that’s true in any of the arts.” – Rosanna Arquette

“There is an excitement about having nightmares.” – Betsey Johnson

“But, you know, the Stones were my opening act in the Sixties. I loved those British guys, the way they just stood there and shook their hair.” – Ronnie Spector

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean