December 2nd: 2022

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

2020 – The United Kingdom became the first country to legalize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. Their vaccine had been proven to be 90% effective, making it the first fully tested and functional vaccine for COVID-19.
Celebrity : birthdays
Rick Savage, bassist (Def Leppard) 62; Nate Mendel, bassist (Foo Fighters) 54; Lucy Liu, actress/director, 54; David Batty, footballer, 54; Monica Seles, tennis star, 49; Nelly Furtado, singer-songwriter, 44; Chris Wolstenholme, bassist, (Muse) 44; Britney Spears, singer, 41; Tal Wilkenfeld, bassist/singer-songwriter/guitarist, 36; Charlie Puth, singer-songwriter, 31.

What : day is it

December 2nd is also known as Fritters Day as well as Mutt Day, Special Education Day and International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
This day : in history

1943 – The first Bevin Boys, aged between 18 and 25 were directed into the mining industry. Many miners had been called up to the armed forces, resulting in a grave shortage of coal. 

1966 – The Mini skirt, the symbol of the Swinging Sixties, was banned from the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

1982 – The film Gandhi received its premiere in London. It won 8 Oscars.

1995 – 28 year old Nick Leeson was sentenced for financial dealings which contributed to the fall of Barings Bank, Britain’s oldest merchant bank. He admitted to a judge in Singapore two charges of fraud connected with Baring’s £860m ruin.

1997 – Representatives of 41 countries met in London to discuss the whereabouts of gold and other valuable assets seized by the Nazi government from Jews in Germany and other occupied countries before and during World War II.

1997 – Former wrestler Big Daddy (real name Shirley Crabtree) died in Halifax, aged 67. He was often partnered against Giant Haystacks (Martin Ruane), who died in 1998, aged 52.

1998 – Conservative leader William Hague sacked his leader in the House of Lords, Lord Cranborne, for going behind his back to negotiate a deal with the Labour Government over the scrapping of Hereditary Peers.

1999 – The United Kingdom devolved political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

1997 – For only the second time in English Football League history, five players are sent off in a single game – four Bristol Rovers players and one from Wigan.

2003 – The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins is held for two hours at JFK Airport, New York after police mistake him for a wanted man with the same name and looks.

2008 – Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first Ballon d’Or.

2012 – Under a Freedom of Information request a draft report from Transport for London (TfL) showed that the Hammersmith Flyover, used by 90,000 vehicles a day, could have experienced a “sudden and catastrophic collapse”. Salt water from repeated gritting had rotted internal steel cables yet the road remained open for several more weeks.

2019 – Lionel Messi wins a record sixth Ballon d’Or.

2020 – The United Kingdom became the first country to legalize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. Pfizer announced earlier in November that their vaccine had been proven to be 90% effective, making it the first fully tested and functional vaccine for COVID-19.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know, the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other.

Bernardo de Gálvez is one of eight people to have been granted “Honorary Citizenship” by the United States

The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia.

White-Tailed Sea Eagles went extinct in Scotland in 1916 due to hunting and egg collecting. In 1975 a breeding pair from Norway were re-introduced and by 2006 the 200th Sea Eagle egg hatched on the Isle of Skye.

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues #12 – Chastity.
Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

5% of people do not experience a headache in their lifetime.

If a bridge was to be build spanning the Atlantic Ocean, there would have to be some sort of lane switching area because you drive on different sides.

Butler’s Law of Progress: All progress is based on a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Elvis Presley’s Elvis’ Christmas Album is the best-selling Christmas album of all time with 10 million copies shipped since its release in 1957.

Some people call me the Space Cowboy, some call me the Gangster of Love. Some people call me Maurice. All those people suck at nicknames.

The Capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan

“Who’s on first?” – Dexter (Bud Abbott) in The Naughty Nineties, 1945

Birthday : quotes

Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good. – Pablo Escobar (died Dec 2, 1993)

But I think you can make fun of anything as long as it’s funny enough. – Sarah Silverman

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she’s performing, the audience is just in awe of her. – Britney Spears

I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change. – Gianni Versace

I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that’s young, happy, and fun. – Britney Spears

Some say I have a beautiful voice, some say I have not. It is a matter of opinion. All I can say, those who don’t like it shouldn’t come to hear me. – Maria Callas

Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws… everybody has their dark secrets and vices. – Juice Wrld

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