July 6th: 2022

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

1988 – An explosion aboard the North Sea oil rig Piper Alpha, off the coast of Aberdeen, resulted in the loss of 167 lives.
Celebrity : birthdays
Michael Shrieve, drummer (Santana) 73; Geraldine James (Blatchley), actress, 72; Sir Jonathon Porritt, environmentalist, 71; Geoffrey Rush, actor, 71; Dame Hilary Mantel, author, 70; Nanci Griffith, singer-songwriter, 69; Jennifer Saunders, comedian/actress/screenwriter, 64; John Keeble, drummer (Spandau Ballet) 63; Georgi Kinkladze, footballer, 49; 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson), rapper, 47; Rory Delap, footballer, 46; Tia Mowry (Hardrict), actress, 44; Tamera Mowry (Housle) actress, 44; Kevin Hart, comedian/actor, 43; Eva Green, actress, 42; Kate Nash, singer-songwriter/actor, 35.

What : day is it

July 6th is Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day & Kissing Day.
This day : in history

1885 – The first successful rabies vaccine was successfully tested on a 9-year-old boy in France. Louis Pasteur had been working on a rabies vaccine in France for many years, and on this day, he administered the first vaccine to a human.

1952 – After nearly a century of service, trams made their final appearance in London.

1957 – Future Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen, performed at the St. Peter’s Church Hall fête in Woolton, Merseyside.

1964 – The Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night was premiered in London, with royal attendance.

1978 – Eleven people died and seventeen were injured in a blaze on the Penzance to Paddington sleeper train.

1978 – Three bags of horse manure were hurled from the public gallery in the House of Commons during a debate on Scottish Home Rule. Yana Mintoff, daughter of the Prime Minister of Malta, was later arrested and fined.

1988 – An explosion aboard the North Sea oil rig Piper Alpha, off the coast of Aberdeen, resulted in the loss of 167 lives. It is the world’s deadliest ever oil rig accident.

2005 – The International Olympic Committee announced that the 2012 Olympic Games would be held in London.

2014 – Permanent secretary Mark Sedwill, the most senior civil servant in the Home Office was to give evidence to MPs. The department admitted that more than 100 official files relating to allegations of historical child abuse by politicians between 1979 and 1999 were “presumed destroyed, missing or not found”. The files were in addition to a dossier alleging historical child abuse involving powerful and famous figures at Westminster in the 1980s that were “also missing.”

2014 – From 4:30am cash could no longer be used on any of London’s 24,500 buses, in a move that Transport for London (TfL) said would save £24m a year. A prepaid or concessionary ticket, Oyster card or a contactless payment card would be needed to travel.

2016 – South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

France, Britain, and Ireland are home to a combined 15 of the 20 oldest known buildings in the world. The oldest, Barnenez in France, dates to 4800 BC. Over 2,000 years older than the oldest pyramid in Egypt.

A group of Parrots is called a Company or Pandemonium.

You are very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home. #thingsIlearnedatthemovies

The Monopoly guy has an actual name: Milburn Pennybags

The average American woman of today weighs the same as the average American man of the 1960s

In 1665. the residents of Eyam, England decided to quarantine themselves to avoid spreading the plague.

“Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” – Dean Wormer (John Vernon) #moviequotes

TV’s Mythbusters once tested a combination of common materials that made an extremely powerful explosive. They deleted the tapes and swore to never release the information, then contacted DARPA and warned them about the possibility of misuse from the combination.

“I feel the need… the need for speed!” – Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards) #moviequotes

Birthday : quotes

“I have not yet begun to fight!” – John Paul Jones

“Life is too short to worry about what others say about you. Have fun and give them something to talk about.” – Kevin Hart

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

“My mother was a personal friend of God’s. They had ongoing conversations.” – Della Reese

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo

“I sat down one night and wrote the line rock, rock, rock everybody.” – Bill Haley

“You see, I was born in the slums, that was before the ghetto. The ghetto was kind of refined; the slums was right there on the ground.” – Della Reese