July 15th: 2022

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

1858 – The birth, in Moss Side Manchester, of Emmeline Pankhurst, the English suffragette who led the fight for women’s suffrage in Britain, often by violent means.
Celebrity : birthdays
Jesse Ventura (James Janos), wrestler/US politician, 71; Terry O’Quinn (Quinn), actor, 70; Celia Imrie, actress, 70; Mario Kempes, Argentinian footballer, 68; Joe Satriani. Guitarist, 66; Forest Whitaker, actor/director, 61; Iain Dale, broadcaster, 60; Brigitte (Gitte) Nielsen, actress, 59; David Milliband, politician, 57; Jason Bonham, drummer, 56; John Dolmayan, drummer (System Of A Down) 49; Brian Austin Green, actor, 49; Jill Halfpenny, actress, 47; Diane Kruger (Heidkruger) actress, 46; Lana Parilla, actress, 45; Taylor Kinney, actor, 41; Olly Alexander (Thornton), actor/singer (Years And Years) 32.

What : day is it

July 15th is officially celebrated as Pet Fire Safety Day, I Love Horses Day and Saint Swithin’s Day (died on July 15, 862)
This day : in history

1858 – The birth, in Moss Side Manchester, of Emmeline Pankhurst, the English suffragette who led the fight for women’s suffrage in Britain, often by violent means.

1865 – The birth of Alfred (Charles William) Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. Northcliffe introduced the first tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mail, followed later by the Daily Mirror. He also took over The Times in 1908, and improved its declining sales.

1912 – National Insurance payments began in Britain.

1948 – Alcoholics Anonymous, in existence in the USA since 1935, was founded in London.

1953 – Murderer John Christie, responsible for the deaths of at least six women in his home at 10, Rillington Place, London, was hanged.

1966 – A West Indian, refused a job at Euston Station was later employed there after managers overturned a ban on black workers.

1977 – The government announced a 10% pay restriction on wages to help curb inflation.

1996 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana were granted a decree nisi. Princess Diana could no longer be addressed as Her Royal Highness but was to be known as Diana, Princess of Wales.

1997 – Fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead on the steps of his Miami mansion.

2000 – Two men caught on camera for dangerous driving escaped prosecution in a landmark case, as it had violated their human rights.

2007 – The UK music industry reacted angrily to a decision to give away Prince’s new album “Planet Earth” as a ‘covermount’ with the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The CD was not due to be released in stores until July 24.

2014 – Former Tory leader William Hague resigned, thus ending his political career which started at the aged of 16 when he took the 1977 Conservative Party conference by storm.

2015 – A judge trims more than $1m from the damages Pharrell Williams was ordered to pay after the Blurred Lines copyright trial. The case revolved around the question of whether Williams and his co-writer Robin Thicke had copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit ‘Got To Give It Up’. The judge also gave Gaye’s family a 50% cut of future earnings from the song.

2015 – The planned ‘free vote’ by MPs on weakening the hunting ban was dropped after the SNP decided to vote against the changes, even though they only affect England and Wales. Under the proposals, hunters in England and Wales would have been able to use a pack of dogs to flush out foxes before shooting them. There is currently a limit of two dogs.

2018 – Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in nine years and 60th career victory.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1916, Boeing was incorporated by William E. Boeing? The company’s first product was the B & W Seaplane.

Michael Keaton – Real Name: Michael Douglas

Julianne Moore – Real Name: Julie Smith

“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” – Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper)

American voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft was both the singer behind You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch as well as the original voice for Tony the Tiger.

Jurassic Park was filmed on the Hawaiian island Kauai.

A group of Giraffes is called a Tower.

The beautiful part of America is that we get to choose the liars we blindly follow, no matter our political orientation.

“Book ’em Danno” – Steve McGarrett (Hawaii Five-O)

People that don’t use straws at restaurants are weird. People that use straws at home are weird.

Green Smarties are Strawberry Flavoured.

Birthday : quotes

“Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, start all over again.” – Dorothy Fields

“Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

“I like to play complex characters and the duality, and trying to reach for the light, it’s more interesting really. I’ve gotten to play so many types of guys and I just try to find the humanity in each one of them the best I can.” – Forest Whitaker

“In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment.’ Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.” – Adam Savage

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” – Alex Karras

“Don’t just climb the ladder of success – a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout – but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.” – Arianna Huffington

“I hate having to read the manual.” – Trevor Horn

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