July 3rd: 2022

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

2014 – A 4m x 4m beach hut at Mudeford Spit near Christchurch in Dorset went on the market for £225,000.
Celebrity : birthdays
Tom Cruise, actor, 59; Tracey Emin, artist, 58; Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa Simpson, 57; Martyn Walsh, bassist (Inspiral Carpets) 53; Kevin Hearn, keyboards/guitar/accordion (Barenaked Ladies) 52; Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, 50; Patrick Wilson, actor, 48; Javier Weyler, drummer, (Stereophonics) 46; Shane Lynch, singer, (Boyzone) 46; Olivia Munn, actress, 41; Sebastian Vettel, F1 racing driver, 34.

What : day is it

July 3rd is celebrated as Disobedience Day as well as International Plastic Bag Free Day.
This day : in history

1952 – The SS United States set sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship took the coveted Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary, until that date the fastest passenger liner to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

1954 – The end of food rationing in Britain – almost 9 years after the end of World War II. Smithfield Meat Market in London opened at midnight instead of 6am to cope with the demand for beef.

1966 – Demonstrators in London were arrested after their protest against the Vietnam War turned violent.

1969 – Brian Jones, a founding member of the British rock group Rolling Stones, drowned in his swimming pool after taking a drug overdose.

1970 – 112 people died when a British Dan-Air charter, flying a Comet 4 turbojet from Manchester crashed into the sea near Barcelona. There were no survivors and the remains of the wreckage provided no clues as to the cause of the crash.

1973 – David Bowie announced from the stage of The Hammersmith Odeon in London that he was retiring his Ziggy Stardust persona along with his band The Spiders From Mars. Only guitarist Mick Ronson knew beforehand and it came as a complete shock, not only to the audience, but the rest of Bowie’s band and crew.

1974 – Don Revie was appointed manager of the England football team.

1984 – Derek Underwood (Kent’s left arm spin bowler) scored his first cricket century, after 22 years of playing in first-class cricket.

1986 – The government abandoned its water privatisation plans

1996 – It was announced that the Stone of Scone, the symbol of Scottish nationalism, stolen by Edward I of England in 1296, was to be returned to Scotland from Westminster Abbey where it has been used in the coronation of 30 British monarchs.

2000 – In his first speech as Mayor of London Ken Livingstone announced that he would stand up to the Government if they were not acting in the capital’s best interests.

2008 – Singer Kylie Minogue received an OBE for services to music from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

2014 – A 4m x 4m beach hut at Mudeford Spit near Christchurch in Dorset went on the market for £225,000. The hut has no bathroom, mains electricity or running water and only glimpses of the sea that “can be caught from inside, but the view directly in front of the hut is of (very nice) sand dunes and grass.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

July and Julie each look like how the other should sound.

Anyone trying to win the argument isn’t really interested in having a discussion.

Milli and Vanilli weren’t the ones actually singing on their album. This is one of the things we cared about in July of 1989.

Oprah’s parents named her after Harpo Marx. “Oprah” is “Harpo” backward.

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” – Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore – (Robert Duvall) #moviequotes

Some alien might have the Milky Way as their desktop wallpaper.

There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing.

“I’ll be back” – The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) #moviequotes

All of humanity, put together, has over 168 billion hours a day to accomplish things.

The singular of Spaghetti is a “Spaghetto”.

The original artwork for the iconic “Jaws” poster has been missing for decades.

Charlie Brown’s father was a barber.

Gruntled is a word, and it is the opposite of the word disgruntled.

I wonder how many typos I see ever day without noticing.

Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than Fillet Mignon, the price of Popcorn is more than 1200% higher than its production costs.

Birthday : quotes

“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

“Don’t tell ’em – SHOW ’em!” – George M. Cohan

“You can only be young once but you can be immature forever.” – Dave Barry

“I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right” – George M. Cohan

“What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I’m a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year.” – Julian Assange

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