February 21st : 2022

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

1995 – A man found a 40lb pike (picture for reference only) in a flooded bunker at Wetherby Golf Club in West Yorkshire while he was searching for a ball.
Celebrity : birthdays
Vanessa Feltz, broadcaster, 60; William Baldwin, actor, 59; Kelsey (Allen) Grammer, actor, 57; James Dean Bradfield, guitarist/singer (Manic Street Preachers, 53; Michael McIntyre, comedian, 46; Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress, 43; Jordan Peele, director/screenwriter/actor/comedian, 43; Charlotte Church, singer, 36; Elliot Page, actor, 35; Riyad Mahrez, footballer, 31; Sophie Turner (Jonas) actress, 26.

What : day is it

Card Reading Day, International Mother Language Day, National Sticky Bun Day.
This day : in history

1958 – The Peace symbol, commissioned by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was designed and completed by Gerald Holtom. The logo was not copyrighted and later became known in the wider world as a general-purpose peace symbol. The design incorporated the semaphore signals for ‘N’ and ‘D’ standing for ‘nuclear disarmament’.

1961 – The Beatles appeared for the very first time at The Cavern Club, Liverpool. They went on to make a total of 292 other appearances there.

1988 – The grave of Boadicea, the warrior queen who fought the Romans in Britain nearly 2,000 years ago, was located by archaeologists under Platform 8 at King’s Cross railway station, London. British Rail said they had just refurbished the platform and anyone wanting to dig it up would have to come up with a strong case. And they did!

1995 – A man found a 40lb pike in a flooded bunker at Wetherby Golf Club in West Yorkshire while he was searching for a ball.

1997 – Three men (James Robinson and cousins Vincent and Michael Hickey) were released from prison after serving 18 years for the murder of Midland schoolboy Carl Bridgewater when the Court of Appeal ruled that their convictions were unsafe.

2001 – The European Commission banned all British milk, meat and livestock exports following the UK’s first outbreak of foot and mouth disease for two decades.

2008 – The death of Sunny Lowry, the first British woman to swim the English Channel (1933). She was berated as being a ‘harlot’ as her light two-piece suit, which was considered very daring at the time, bared her knees.

2013 – Rhossili Bay on the Gower peninsula, was listed as the best beach in Britain and third best of all European beaches. It was beaten only by Rabbit Beach in Sicily, and Playa de las Catedrales in Spain.

2014 – Chris Moyles, former BBC Radio 1 host and TV presenter attempted to use a tax avoidance scheme called Working Wheels to avoid a £1M tax bill. He told HM Revenue & Customs that he had spent a year ‘engaged in self-employment as a used car trader’. Moyles claimed to have run up £1m of losses selling £3,731 worth of used cars. He then tried to offset the claimed £1m loss in the 2007-08 financial year against tax he owed on his other income, including an estimated £700,000 salary from the BBC, which is funded by licence fee payers.

2014 – 28 year old footballer Wayne Rooney’s signed a new contract with Manchester United. The deal will earn him more than £70m over five-and-a-half years – (up to £300,000 a week)

2015 – Mevagissey council in Cornwall abandoned plans to name a road “Hitler’s Walk” after protests from across Britain. Councillors said the road has been called Hitler’s Walk unofficially by locals for decades, not in memory of Adolf Hitler, but after a local man called called Wright Harris. In his self-appointed role as enforcer of harbour fees in the 1930s Councillor Harris was fond of recording the comings and goings of fishing vessels from a vantage point at the top of the Cornish village.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

The Capital of Peru is Lima

Biggest film of 1976: Rocky (Drama)

A group of Baboons is called a Troop or Flange.

On April 18, 1930, the BBC announced, “There is no news today,” and played piano music instead.

Whoever figured out that a few stalks of wheat, a glass of milk, a tomato, and a ground-up pig could be turned into pepperoni pizza is probably the greatest genius to have ever lived.

Happiness is not hard to find. It’s beside you, it’s in front of you, it’s at your back, it’s around you, it’s just a matter of appreciation.

Elephants, in their natural habitat, usually sleep for only 2 hours a day.

The highest point on the moon is 6,358 feet higher (1938 meters) than Mount Everest.

Funerals really aren’t “fun” at all. “Saderals” makes more sense.

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge

Kiribati, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean, is the only country in the world that is situated within all four hemispheres of the globe.

Jane Seymour – Real Name: Joyce Frankenberg

There are two US states where the temperature has never surpassed 100 degrees F: Alaska and Hawaii.

Ice cream in pain when a brain-freeze occurs.

Birthday : quotes

“I remember thinking how often we look but never see… we listen, but never hear… we exist, but never feel. We take our relationships for granted. A house is only a place. It has no life of its own. It needs human voices, activity, and laughter to come alive.” – Erma Bombeck

“Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance.” – Christian Dior

“I’ve never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.” – Alan Rickman

“Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.” – Christian Dior

“The scariest monster in the world is human beings and what we are capable of, especially when we get together.” – Jordan Peele

“All of us, can do so much more together than any one person can do alone. And I hope that thought bolsters you as much as it does me.” – Eliott Page

“There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.” – Nina Simone

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