July 10th: 2022

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

1997 – More than 100,000 people packed Hyde Park in London for a countryside rally to protest against Government proposals to ban fox hunting.
Celebrity : birthdays
John Motson, football commentator, 77; Arlo Guthrie, singer-songwriter, 75; Sunil Gavaskar, Indian batsman, 73; Phyllis Smith, actress, 71; Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast, 70; Neil Tennant, vocals (Pet Shop Boys) 68; Frank Stapleton, footballer, 66; Béla Fleck, banjoist, 64; Fiona Shaw, actress, 64; John Simm, actor, 52; Lisa Coleman, actress, 52; Peter Serafinowicz, comedian/actor, 50; Sophia Vergara, actress, 50; Imelda May (Imelda Mary Clabby), singer-songwriter, 48; Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor, 48; Jessica Simpson, singer, 42; Perrie Edwards, singer (Little Mix) 29; Maisie Smith, actress, 21.

What : day is it

July 10th celebrates Piña Colada Day, Pick Blueberries Day, Nikola Tesla Day and Don’t Step On A Bee Day.
This day : in history

1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London began in Southwark and burned most of the city to the ground including Southwark Cathedral.

1460 – In England’s Wars of the Roses, the Yorkists (commanded by Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick) defeated the Lancastrians and captured Henry VI at the Battle of Northampton.

1553 – Lady Jane Grey, the 9 days Queen, took the throne of England until 19th July when she was succeeded by Mary I. She was later charged with high treason and executed in November of the same year.

1940 – World War II: The first in a long series of German bombing raids against Great Britain, as the Battle of Britain, which lasted three and a half months, began.

1947 – The Government announced that Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) would get extra clothing coupons for her wedding dress.

1954 – Gordon Richards rode his last mount, at Sandown; the 21,834th of his almost 34-year racing career.

1958 – Britain’s first parking meters were installed, in Mayfair, London.

1972 – William Whitelaw, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, broke the news that he had been involved in secret talks with the provisional IRA in London, as he announced that the two week ceasefire in Northern Ireland had come to an end.

1985 – The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was blown up in Auckland harbour, New Zealand.

1996 – The battered bodies of Lin Russell, 6 year-old daughter Megan and 9 year old daughter Josie, were found half a mile from their home in Kent. Michael Stone, 38, was later found guilty of two counts of murder (of Lin and Megan) and one count of attempted murder (Josie) and given three life sentences. His original conviction was overturned on appeal but a second trial resulted in another verdict of guilty after another prisoner claimed that Stone had confessed to the killings while on remand in jail.

1996 – Nelson Mandela received eight honorary degrees at Buckingham Palace.

1997 – More than 100,000 people packed Hyde Park in London for a countryside rally to protest against Government proposals to ban fox hunting.

2000 – Figures released by the government showed that one in four British homes were using the Internet.

2011 – The last ever edition of the News Of The World. The newspaper was launched in 1843 and its closure came after a string of new allegations about the paper’s extent of phone hacking and corrupt payments made to police officers.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested? The arrest was for a desegregation demonstration he’d been involved in half a year earlier.

I’m looking at my ceiling – not saying it’s the greatest ceiling in the world… but it’s up there.

Sitting Bull – Real Name: Tatanka Iyotanka

A character can spot a loved one in a crowd of 20,000 people instantly. #moviecliches

We can’t find Happiness . . . But, we can make it.

The sentence “I can’t breath.” is probably one of the least spoken lines in history.

The original ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ was actor Jonathan Goldsmith.

Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.

Congratulate a single male performer with “Bravo!”

“You guys on MySpace, or…?” – Francis the Driver in Superbad #moviequotes

“Zip”in “Zip Code” stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

A group of Trout is called a Hover.

Birthday : quotes

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

“Do the best you can, and then to hell with it!” – Eunice Kennedy Shriver

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

“I was so good at boxing because I worked hard. I worked harder than anybody. When other boxers used to box in the gym, three or four rounds, I used to box 10-20 rounds.” – Jake LaMotta

“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” – Nikola Tesla

“I have a lot of friends who get up most mornings and go to jobs they absolutely hate. I don’t think that’s what life is about and I’m so fortunate that I actually love what I do.” – Jerry Herman

“Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.” – David Brinkley

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