August 2nd: 2022

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

2014 – 49 year old Stuart Kettell completed his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon using his nose.
Celebrity : birthdays
Joe Lynn Turner, singer (Rainbow) 71; Sammy McIlroy, footballer, 68; Butch Vig, drummer/producer (Garbage) 65; Neil Morse, musician (Transatlantic/Spock’s Beard), 62; Lee Mavers, singer-songwriter/guitarist (The La’s) 60; Mary-Louise Parker, actress, 58; Kevin Smith, director/screenwriter/actor, 52; Jimmy Pop (James Moyer Franks) singer-songwriter (The Bloodhound Gang) 50; Sam Worthington, actor, 46; Edward Furlong, actor, 45; Donna Air, actress/TV presenter, 43; Charlie XCX (Aitchison) singer-songwriter, 30; Jacob Collier, singer-songwriter, 28.

What : day is it

August 2nd is known as Colouring Book Day as well as Ice Cream Sandwich Day.
This day : in history

1922 – The death of Alexander Graham Bell, the Scottish scientist who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

1925 – Alan Whicker, broadcaster and writer was born.

1957 – The official Elvis Presley Fan Club was launched in the UK.

1970 – The British army used rubber bullets for the first time to quell a riot in Northern Ireland.

1973 – 51 people were killed when fire swept through the Summerland Amusement Centre at Douglas on the Isle of Man. It was one of the worst British peacetime disasters involving a fire since 1929 when the Glen Cinema in Paisley, Scotland caught fire. It killed 69 children and injured 40 others.

1985 – England captain David Gower scores his 5,000th run in Test cricket during the drawn fourth Test v Australia at Old Trafford.

1989 – Trade restrictions between Britain and Argentina were lifted for the first time since the 1982 Falklands war.

1993 – Following speculative pressure on currencies in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, the Mechanism collapsed and currencies were allowed to fluctuate within broad band of 15% on either side of central rates.

2013 – Magdelena Luczak, 27, and Mariusz Krezolek, 34, from Coventry were served a minimum of 30 years each for what the judge called their ‘incomprehensible brutality’ that led to the death, from a head injury, of her 4 year old son Daniel. Daniel, who had also been starved by the pair and was subjected to cold water punishment weighed just over a stone and a half when he died and had ‘endured severe physical and mental suffering’.

2014 – 49 year old Stuart Kettell completed his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon using his nose. It took him 3 days and he raised more than £6000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

2017 – The Duke of Edinburgh makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements aged 96.

2018 – Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value.

2020 – The Space X Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico after the first commercial crewed mission.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” – Mame Dennis (Rosalind Russell) in Auntie Mame, 1958

The whip is probably the first human invention to break the sound barrier.

The library posters in “The Breakfast Club” can also be seen in the school halls of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Both John Hughes’s films were shot back-to-back to save time and money.

Columbus thought manatees were mermaids, describing them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.”

The first airline stewardesses were all registered nurses, but this requirement disappeared when many nurses left to enlist during WWII.

The Capital of the Marshall Islands is Majuro

Childhood is when you idolize the Jedi. Adulthood is when you realize Emperor Palpatine was right.

Walking around the earth (if it were all land) at average walking speed would take 3.4 years.

Marc Bolan – Real Name: Marc Feld

World-wide lightning strikes peak in activity at 7:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time.

In 1976, the first eight Jelly Belly® flavors were sold: Orange, Green Apple, Root Beer, Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Grape, and Licorice.

Birthday : quotes

Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” – Peter O’Toole

“Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” – Myrna Loy

” Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager

“There may be honor among thieves, but there’s none in politicians.” – Peter O’Toole

“In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life.” – Kevin Smith

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