June 14th: 2022

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

2017 – A fire in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block at North Kensington, West London caused 72 deaths. The fire started accidentally in a fridge-freezer on the fourth floor and the building burned for about 60 hours.
Celebrity : birthdays

Donald Trump, former US president, 76; Alan White, drummer (Yes), 73; Jim Lea, musician/songwriter (Slade) 73; David Thomas, singer-songwriter (Pere Ubu) 69; Will Patton, actor, 68; Paul O’Grady, TV personality, 66; Marcus Miller, bassist/producer, 63; Gary Husband, drummer, 62; Boy George (O’Dowd), singer-songwriter, 61; Jeremy Dyson, screenwriter/director, 56; Yasmine Bleeth, actress, 54; Steffi Graf (Agassi), tennis champion, 53; Mollie Parker, actress, 50; Shaun Keaveny, radio DJ, 50; Alan Carr, comedian, 46; Sullivan Stapleton, actor, 45; Lang Lang, concert pianist, 40; Kevin McHale, actor, 34; Jesy Nelson, singer, 31.

What : day is it

June 14th is International Bath Day and Pop Goes The Weasel Day.
This day : in history

1946 – John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor who developed television died.

1968 – British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnson set out to sail solo around the world.

1970 – Manchester United footballer Bobby Charlton played his 106th and last international match for England against West Germany in the World Cup finals in Mexico. His first game had been in April 1958 against Scotland.

1972 – Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers faced flight delays and cancellations as pilots threatened to strike over hijack fears.

1976 – Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson received a knighthood.

1982 – Argentine forces surrendered at Port Stanley, ending the Falklands War. 255 Britons and 652 Argentines died in the conflict.

1995 – Pauline Clare, 47, became the first woman to be appointed chief constable in Britain.

1997 – Queen Elizabeth II birthday honours included a George Medal for teacher Lisa Potts, survivor of a machete attack at her school (1996) and a posthumous Queen’s Gallantry medal for headmaster Philip Lawrence murdered outside his school in December 1995.

2013 – Airbus A350, the newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus successfully completed its maiden test flight. The plane, seen as vital to the future of Airbus is a direct competitor to US rival Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

2016 – Rochdale Council re-opened the River Roch (which runs below the town centre), to expose the 14th century bridge. Seven bridges had been joined together for a distance of 446 metres in the early 1900s when tram lines were extended to the town, making it the widest bridge in Europe.

2017 – A fire in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block at North Kensington, West London caused 72 deaths. The fire started accidentally in a fridge-freezer on the fourth floor and the building burned for about 60 hours. The rapid spread of the fire destroyed the building and was thought to have been accelerated by the building’s exterior cladding, which at the time was of a common type in widespread use. A full inquiry into the fire was opened on 21st May 2018.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Bob Ross didn’t make a cent from his TV series the Joy of Painting. His income came from selling his paint products.

Yves Montand – Real Name: Ivo Levy

A group of Clams is called a Bed.

“All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” #songlyrics

Useless Pronunciation: D as in Dee

Armadillos almost always give birth to quadruplets.

The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO or the Communist Bloc.

“Housework won’t kill you, but then again, why take the chance?” – Phyllis Diller

Carrots were cultivated to be orange as a tribute to William of Orange who led the Dutch to independence in the 17th century.

If you’re lost in the woods and you feel like you’re walking in circles, you probably are.

Superman is just as vulnerable to glitter as a normal person.

Birthday : quotes

“Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth.” – Lucy Hale

“It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die. It’s just that simple. It’s not even a choice. It’s a calling.” – Pamela Geller

“The best thing you can do is work on your personality because we’re all gonna get ugly.” – Boy George

“You can’t measure success if you have never failed. My father has taught me that if you really do want to reach your goals, you can’t spend any time worrying about whether you’re going to win or lose. Focus only on getting better.” – Steffi Graf

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