June 17th: 2022

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

1940 – World War II: In a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill urged Britain to conduct herself so that this would be remembered as her finest hour.
Celebrity : birthdays
Barry Manilow (Pincus), singer-songwriter, 76; Guy Evans, drummer (Van der Graaf Generator) 75; Jello Biafra (Eric Boucher, singer-songwriter (The Dead Kennedys) 64; Bobby Farrelly, director/screenwriter, 64; Thomas Haden Church (McMillen), actor/screenwriter, 62; Michael Monroe (Matti Fagerholm), singer, 60; Greg Kinnear, actor, 59; Venus Williams, tennis champion, 42; Lee Ryan, singer, (Blue) 39; Kendrick Lamar, rapper, 35; Rebecca Breeds, actress, 35; Jordan Henderson, footballer, 32.

What : day is it

June 17th is the day we officially celebrate Apple Strudel Day as well as Eat Your Veggies Day.
This day : in history

1940 – World War II: In a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill urged Britain to conduct herself so that this would be remembered as her finest hour.

1940 – World War II: The RMS Lancastria was sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. Over 4,000 lives were lost making it the worst ever loss of life in the sinking of a single British ship, and the bloodiest single engagement for UK forces (in terms of lives lost) in the whole of World War II. The sinking claimed more lives than the combined losses of the Titanic and Lusitania.

1945 – The birth of Ken Livingstone, former Labour politician and the first Mayor of London.

1964 – The first purpose-built floating trade fair docked at Tilbury in London with 22,000 samples of Japanese goods on board.

1974 – An IRA bomb exploded at the Houses of Parliament, causing extensive damage and injuring 11 people.

1980 – The locations for the first US nuclear missiles to be stored on British soil (at Greenham Common and Molesworth military bases) were revealed by the government.

1982 – Manchester United footballer Norman Whiteside became the youngest player to appear in the World Cup finals – playing for Northern Ireland against Yugoslavia in Spain. He was aged 17 years and 41 days.

1994 – Police captured O.J. Simpson for murder charges after a 90-minute police chase.

1999 – The death of Cardinal Basil Hume, Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Westminster. He was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, where there is this statue in memory of him.

2013 – The 83 year old BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall was sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually abusing girls, including one aged 9 years old. Hall admitted 14 offences that occurred between 1967 and 1985.

2014 – Blackpool sold off its 6,000 deckchairs that had been ‘mothballed’ since 2011. Quote – “We found that the majority of people would sit on the new benches or the Spanish steps and there was no longer a demand for the deckchairs.”

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent.”

The first child to own a stuffed Paddington Bear was Top Gear/Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson.

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca, 1942

A group of Crocodiles is called a Bask or Float.

It amazes me how we can seamlessly read the same word twice in a sentence, pronouncing them differently, without even realizing that we read that word twice.

A and W was the first franchisee-owned restaurant chain in the United States.

Drug-resistant bacteria are like that hero in action movies who witnessed his entire family get murdered before his eyes and now has grown up, become extremely deadly, and now want revenge against us.

The Capital of Senegal is Dakar

Popeye was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929.

Birthday : quotes

“An editor is someone dedicated to destroying the work of a creator.” – Wally Wood

“The greatest question of all is whether our experience on this planet is “it” or whether there is something else. Things in the supernatural realm give support, strangely perhaps, to the things we take on faith.” – Art Bell

“If voting could change anything, it would be illegal.” – Jello Biafra

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does; that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.” – M.C. Escher

“Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.” – Kendrick Lamar

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