June 15th: 2022

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

2013 – Twenty-seven people were treated in hospital after an amphibious tourist craft sank in Liverpool’s Albert Dock (Note: – the dock was given Royal status on 6th June 2018).
Celebrity : birthdays
Jim Belushi, actor, 68; Neil Arthur, singer (Blancmange) 64; Alan Brazil, footballer/broadcaster, 63; Helen Hunt, actress/director/acreenwriter, 59; Michael Laudrup, football manager, 58; Courteney Cox, actress, 58; Samira Ahmed, journalist/newsreader, 54; Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson), rapper/actor, 53; Oliver Kahn, German goalkeeper, 53; Leah Remini, actress, 52; Jake Busey, actor, 51; Poppy Montgomery (Donahue), actress, 50; Tore André Flo, footballer, 49; Neil Patrick Harris, actor, 49; Gary Lightbody, singer-songwriter/guitarist (Snow Patrol), 46; Nadine Coyle, singer, (Girls Aloud) 37; Pascal Gross, German footballer, 31; Mohammed Salah, footballer, 30.

What : day is it

June 15th is known as Nature Photography Day and Smile Power Day.
This day : in history

1909 – Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa met at Lords and formed the Imperial Cricket Conference. It was renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1965. The ICC has 105 members including 10 Full Members that play official Test matches.

1911 – The birth of the Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children’s author. He was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the central figure in his acclaimed railway stories. Awdry was born at Ampfield vicarage near Romsey and his father was vicar of Ampfield church.

1928 – The House of commons voted to fix the date of Easter. However, a clause in the Bill allowed the consideration of the opinions of all the major churches and the Act was never put in force.

1929 – British made Bentleys occupied the first four places at the finish of the Le Mans 24 hour race in France.

1940 – World War II: Operation Ariel began and allied troops started to evacuate France, following Germany’s takeover of Paris and most of the nation.

1971www.beautifulbritain.co.ukOpposition grew to Education Secretary Margaret Thatcher’s plans to end free school milk for children over the age of seven and some Labour controlled councils threatened to put up the rates in order to continue supplying free milk.

1993 – James Hunt, English racing driver and 1976 Formula One world champion died from a heart attack, aged 45. His charisma and charm both on and off the track brought a whole new fanbase to the sport of Formula One.

1996 – An IRA bomb, the biggest ever to go off on the British mainland, devastated the centre of Manchester. Miraculously no-one was killed but 200 people were taken to hospital. The explosion caused £100 million worth of damage.

1998 – Britain introduced a £2 coin.

2013 – Twenty-seven people were treated in hospital after an amphibious tourist craft sank in Liverpool’s Albert Dock (Note: – the dock was given Royal status on 6th June 2018). It was the second sinking involving one of the vessels. Six days later the firm (Yellow Duckmarine) went into administration. In 2012 the Queen and Prince Philip had been given a tour of the dock on one of the vehicles during her Diamond Jubilee tour.

2018 – Prof Stephen Hawking’s ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey between Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. On the same day, Glasgow School of Art burns down four years after a previous fire.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is truly Italicized.

When multiplying by 5, simply halve the number and move the decimal over. 340 x 5 = 170 x 10 = 1700

“There must be some kind of way out of here, said the Joker to the thief.” #songlyrics

Time could always be stopping and starting, but we would never know it.

“Take a look at yourself and then make that change.” #songlyrics

Rocko from the cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life was a phone sex operator.

Maybe four-leaf clovers are so rare because people keep picking them.

Notice the big letter on the face of the dollar bill? Each letter represents which Federal Reserve Bank printed it! “J” is for Kansas City

Hand Wash kills 99.9% of germs. I can’t help but wonder about the 0.01% that gets away. #supergerms

Useless Pronunciation: E as in elegant

Whenever the Flash leaves StarLabs papers fly everywhere. You would think they’d learn to use paperweights with him around.

The Capital of Seychelles is Victoria

Birthday : quotes

“I’m not someone who complains in any way about how things move forward unless somebody actually does a really crappy job.” – Neal Adams

“What makes things exciting in life is to overcome your challenges and get creative and think outside of the box.” – Courteney Cox

“Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.” – Ice Cube

“I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don’t care much about what others think of them.” – Neil Patrick Harris

“Honesty is something you can’t wear out.” – Waylon Jennings

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