July 14th: 2022

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

2014 – The Rt. Rev. Libby Lane became the first female Church of England bishop, when she was consecrated Bishop of Stockport in a ceremony at York Minster.
Celebrity : birthdays
Chris Cross (Allen) bassist (Ultravox) 70; Bebe (Beverle Lorence) Buell, model, 69; Jane Lynch, actress, 62; Kyle Gass, actor/musician (Tenacious D) 62; Jackie Earle Haley, actor/writer, 61; Ellen Reid, keyboards (Crash Test Dummies) 56; Tanya Donnelly, guitarist/singer (Belly/Throwing Muses) 56; Matthew Fox, actor, 56; Nick McCabe, guitarist (The Verve) 51; Maxine Peake, actress, 48; David Mitchell, comedian/TV personality/writer, 48; Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez), rapper (Black Eyed Peas) 47; Lee Mead, actor, 41; Phoebe Waller Bridge, writer/actress, 37; Dan Smith, singer-songwriter (Bastille) 36; Conor McGregor, boxer, 34.

What : day is it

July 14th is the day we officially celebrate Mac & Cheese Day as well as Shark Awareness Day, Bastille Day (France) and Pandemonium Day.
This day : in history

1903 – It became known that the government would reject proposals to introduce driving tests, vehicle inspections and penalties for drunken drivers.

1939 – The government announced that all infants and nursing mothers would get fresh milk free or at no more than two pence a pint.

1940 – World War II: Britain tackled the threat of a German invasion by forming the Home Guard – a part-time volunteer army, generally comprising men too old for national service.

1958 – Iraq became a republic after the assassination of King Faisal.

1962 – The Beatles played their first gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette Theatre in Rhyl.

1967 – Abortion was legalized in Britain.

1991 – British troops protecting the Kurdish population in Iraq began to pull out of the region.

1996 – A bomb exploded in a hotel at Enniskillen in Northern Ireland in which 40 people were injured. It was the first bomb in the province for two years.

1997 – Convicted murderer and former London gangster Reggie Kray married Roberta Jones at Maidstone Prison in Kent.

2001 – British tourists Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees are allegedly attacked while driving in the Northern Territory of Australia. Falconio’s body is never found but Lees later identifies Bradley Murdoch as the attacker and he is subsequently found guilty, although documentary makers and forensic experts continue to cast doubt on the conviction.

2005 – The death of Dame Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer. She helped the dying and terminally ill to end their lives in the most comfortable way possible and is best known for her role in the birth of the hospice movement.

2006 – After an investigation into Italian match-fixing and bribing referees, Juventus are relegated to Serie B and stripped of the Italian championship titles they had won in 2004/05 and 2005/06.

2014 – The Church of England General Synod approved women bishops. The announcement was followed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, leading the General Synod in a rendition of ‘We are Marching in the Light of God’. The Rt. Rev. Libby Lane became the first female Church of England bishop, when she was consecrated Bishop of Stockport in a ceremony at York Minster.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1881, American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot dead by the police? He was only 21 at the time but had already killed at least 8 men.

When the Clue movie was released, they gave movie theaters 3 different endings.

The Tower of London is wider than it is high.

(Q) In Dirty Dancing, what was Baby’s real name? (A) Frances Houseman.

When I was in junior school, we would bring pop songs to class to translate the lyrics together with our teacher. With today’s pop lyrics, that would be very awkward.

The Capital of Namibia is Windhoek

There is only one country between North Korea and Norway… Russia

“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” – Jesse Owens

I bet the first person who said “I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it” felt really clever.

The sleeve on the outside of a coffee cup is called a “zarf.”

Isn’t it odd the way everyone just assumes that the goo in soap dispensers is always soap? I should fill mine with mustard, just to teach people a lesson in trust.

Birthday : quotes

“It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people.” – Woody Guthrie

“I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women… There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night… Whoever wants to know something about me… ought to look carefully at my pictures.” – Gustav Klimt

“I am living permanently in my dream, from which I make brief forays into reality.” – Ingmar Bergman

“I am a child of America. If ever I’m sent to Death Row for my revolutionary ‘crimes,’ I’ll order as my last meal: a hamburger, french fries, and a coke.” – Jerry Rubin

“At the end of the day, you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable.” – Conor McGregor

“I promise my fellow citizens only this: To uphold the Constitution, to do what is right as God gives me to see the right, and…to do the very best that I can for America.” – Gerald Ford

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