December 7th: 2022

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

1941 – Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Imperial Japanese Navy used 353 planes to attack the US fleet at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Naval Base. The attack killed 2,403 people.
Celebrity : birthdays
Mike Nolan, singer (Bucks Fizz), 68; Jeffrey Wright, actor, 57; C. (Christopher) Thomas Howell, actor, 56; Damien Rice, singer-songwriter, 49; Nicole Appleton, singer (All Saints) 48; Dominic Howard, drummer (Muse) 45; Luke Donald, golfer, 45; Sara Bareilles, singer-songwriter, 43; John Terry, football coach, 42; Robert Kubica, racing driver, 38; Jonathan “JB” Benjamin Gill, singer, (JLS) 36; Winston Marshall, banjoist (Mumford & Sons), 34; Emily Browning, actress, 34; Nicholas Hoult, actor, 33.

What : day is it

December 7th is International Civil Aviation Day, Letter Writing Day, National Cotton Candy Day and Pearl Harbour Remembrance Day.
This day : in history

1817 – The death of William Bligh, rear-Admiral who was captain of the HMS Bounty at the time of the mutiny. 

1889 – The first performance at the Savoy, London, of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’, their last real success. It ran for a very successful 554 performances, closing on 30th June 1891.

1940 – The birth, in Liverpool, of the comedian Stan Boardman who broke into television via Opportunity Knocks and The Comedians.

1941 – Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Imperial Japanese Navy used 353 planes to attack the US fleet at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Naval Base. The attack killed 2,403 people.

1955 – Clement Atlee resigned as leader of the opposition Labour Party, following months of speculation. Hours later he was made an Earl by the Queen; the first Labour leader to accept a hereditary peerage. Mr Attlee led his party for 20 years and had a seat in the House of Commons for 33 years. In 1942 he became deputy prime minister in the war cabinet under Sir Winston Churchill. During his six years as prime minister from 1945 to 1951 he oversaw sweeping changes to the welfare state, with the introduction of the National Health Service and the nationalisation of many key industries – the Bank of England, civil aviation, coal, telecommunications, transport, electricity, iron and steel.

1972 – Apollo 17 launched the final manned lunar landing mission, during which the crew took the famous “blue marble” photo of the entire Earth.

1979 – Cabinet minister Lord Soames was named transitional governor of Rhodesia to oversee its progress into legal independence. In 1964, the Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia Ian Smith had rejected British conditions for independence. Rhodesia became a British colony in 1923, and was dogged by violence and international alienation during its struggle for independence.

1979 – Production of MG Midget sports cars came to an end. 73,899 of the last version were produced and the last 500 cars were painted black.

1983 – A cat climbed to a height of 160ft up an industrial chimney, holding up the work of Lancashire’s chief steeplejack and chimney demolisher Fred Dibnah.

1993 – Protesters lost a 20 year fight to save a 250 year old chestnut tree in east London. Twenty protesters were arrested after they clashed with 200 police officers sent to ensure a court order to cut down the tree was enforced and that the planned motorway extension could go ahead.

2001 – The Taliban regime gave up its stronghold in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The fall of Kandahar came after the Afghan capital Kabul had been retaken in November. An ebullient Tony Blair, Prime MInister at the time, said – ‘That regime is effectively now disintegrated. The terror camps can be shut down, and I think that is a fantastic thing.’

2012 – Jacintha Saldhana, a nurse at King Edward VII hospital – London, who took a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge from two Australian radio presenters posing as the Queen, was found dead at her home after committing suicide.

2014 – The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain’s hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps.

2020 – Coca-Cola was named the world’s largest plastic polluter by the charity “Break Free From Plastic.”

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked? This surprise attack by the Japanese led the US to join World War II the following day.

“How you spend your time when you are not working or studying says everything about who you are and what is motivating your life.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

The Capital of Bhutan is Thimphu

“I’ll have what she’s having.” – Customer (Estelle Reiner) in When Harry Met Sally…, 1989

Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman

When they start with the punchline . . . How do you know if your friend is a bad comedian?

“I hope you get everything you deserve” can be taken as a blessing or a curse, depending on the person saying it and the person hearing it.

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) #moviequotes

“Oh no, I’ve seen way too many Bond movies to know that you never reveal all the details of your plan, no matter how close you may think you are to winning. ” – Azrael

A group of Salamanders is called a Congress.

If there are infinite universes, there’s one in which coin flips always result in heads, and a scientist is deemed as crazy for saying there’s a 50% chance that a coin flip results in tails.

Meatloaf – Real Name: Marvin Lee Aday

The Capital of Belgium is Brussels

Birthday : quotes

Oh, if a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man’s life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world? – Harry Chapin

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. – Larry Bird

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it. – Aaron Carter

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns. – Tom Waits

“Some things are so serious that one can only joke about them.” – Werner Heisenberg.

“Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest, and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time, all they’ve ever been is kicked.” – Little Richard

“Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else’s technique. I like mine.” – Frankie Muniz

I would rather have a good education and no money than to have a fortune and be ignorant.” – George Armstrong Custer

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