July 11th: 2022

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

1848 – London’s Waterloo Station was officially opened. With over 91 million passenger entries and exits between April 2010 and March 2011, it is Britain’s busiest railway station.
Celebrity : birthdays
John Kettley, weatherman, 70; Peter Murphy, singer-songwriter (Bauhaus) 65; Mark Lester, child actor, 64; Richie Sambora, guitarist, 63; Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter, 63; Caroline Quentin, actress, 62; Pauline McLynn, actress, 60; Craig Charles, actor/broadcaster, 58; Tony Cottee,footballer, 57; Greg Grunberg, actor, 56; Justin Chambers, actor, 52; Lil’ Kim (Kimberly Jones), singer, 47; Rick McMurray, drummer, (Ash) 47; Rachael Taylor, actress, 38; Serinda Swan, actress, 38; Caroline Wozniacki, tennis star, 32.

What : day is it

July 11th observes Free Slurpee Day, International Essential Oils Day, National Mojito Day, National Cheer up the Lonely Day as well as World Population Day.
This day : in history

1848 – London’s Waterloo Station was officially opened. With over 91 million passenger entries and exits between April 2010 and March 2011, it is Britain’s busiest railway station.

1859 – Big Ben, in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, tolled for the first time. In September it cracked under the hammer, a mere two months after it officially went into service. According to the foundry’s manager, a hammer more than twice the maximum weight specified had been used and for three years Big Ben was taken out of commission.

1884 – Old Trafford (Manchester) became England’s 2nd official Test Match cricket ground (after the Kennington Oval in London).

1930 – Australian cricketer Don Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day in a Test match against England, held at Headingley.

1950 – Puppets Andy Pandy, Teddy and Looby Loo first appeared on BBC TV. The episodes were repeated for more than 25 years, until the film wore out.

1974 – The World Football League played its first games.

1977 – In Britain, Gay News was fined £1,000 for publishing a poem that portrayed Jesus as homosexual.

1987 – War veterans returned to the scene of the bloodiest battle of World War I to commemorate its 70th anniversary. The fields of Passchendaele in Belgium claimed the lives of 250,000 troops of the British Commonwealth between July and November 1917.

1989 – Laurence Olivier, English actor and director died.

1991 – Labour MP Terry Fields was sentenced to 60 days in prison for refusing to pay his poll tax.

2000 – The World Aids Conference in South Africa announced that trials for a new HIV vaccine would begin in Britain.

2013 – Greenpeace protesters climbed to the summit of London’s Shard, the tallest building in western Europe at 1,016 ft and then unfurled a blue flag with ‘Save the Arctic’ written on it.

2021 – 8:00pm BST. The EUFA Euro 2020 final, between England and Italy at Wembley. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic capped attendance at 60,000, with a maximum of 1,000 Italian supporters. Euro 2020 is England’s first major football final in 55 years and their first ever European Championship final.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1987, the earth’s population reached 5 billion? The UN assigned Matej Gaspar, a baby in Zagreb, as the 5 billionth person in the world.

The license plate number on the Ghostbusters’ car was ECTO-1

Nigeria would be a much richer country if foreigners didn’t keep winning their lottery.

Every single one of your favourite things started out with you trying something new.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

Useless Pronunciation: T as in tea

“It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain

The word “unfriend” appeared in print in 1659.

“Cops and women don’t mix. It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.” – Frank Drebin #moviequotes

When I was a child I always hoped that the alien that found my balloon was happy.

Birthday : quotes

“Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first.” – E.B. White

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.” – Giorgio Armani

“Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you.” – Harold Bloom

“Now that I’m gone, I tell you, don’t smoke.” – Yul Brynner

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can’t erase it.” – E.B. White

“Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory.” – Giorgio Armani

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