June 19th: 2022

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

1912 – The opening of Peasholm Park in Scarborough, the vision of Harry Smith, Borough Engineer from 1897 – 1933. Underneath the lake lie the remains of a medieval manor, once owned by the future King Richard III.
Celebrity : birthdays
Sir Salmann Rushdie, author, 75; Phylicia Rashād, actress/stage director, 74; Ann Wilson, singer (Heart) 72; Kathleen (Mary) Turner, actress, 68; Maxi Jazz (Maxwell Fraser), rapper, (Faithless), 65; Luke Morley, guitarist (Thunder) 62; Rory Underwood, rugby international, 59; Charlie Stayt, journalist/TV presenter, 60; Paula Abdul, singer/dancer, 59; Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, 58; Sadie Frost, actress, 57; Mia Sara (Sarapochiello), actress, 55; Jean Dujardin, actor, 50; Hugh Dancy, actor, 47; Zoë Saldaña (Nazario), actress, 44; Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), rapper, 39; Aidan Turner, actor, 39; Mark Selby, snooker star, 39; Paul Dano, actor, 38; Helen George, actress, 38; Beattie Edmondson, actress, 35.

What : day is it

June 19th is officially National Watch Day and World Sauntering Day.
This day : in history

1912 The opening of Peasholm Park in Scarborough, the vision of Harry Smith, Borough Engineer from 1897 – 1933. Underneath the lake lie the remains of a medieval manor, once owned by the future King Richard III. The layout was designed to echo the Willow Pattern china plate of 1780. In 1999 Peasholm was included on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

1917 – The British royal family renounced the German names and titles of Saxe-Coburg, (responding to anti-German sentiment) and became Windsor.

1961 – Kuwait declared its independence from the United Kingdom after which the state’s oil industry saw unprecedented economic growth. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded and annexed by neighbouring Iraq.

1970 – Edward Heath became the new British prime minister after a surprise victory for the Conservatives and the defeat of Labour leader Harold Wilson.

1975 – An inquest jury decided that the missing Lord Lucan murdered the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children.

1978 – Cricketing star Ian Botham became the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.

1980 – Three gunmen who attacked the British embassy in Baghdad were shot dead by Iraqi security forces.

1996 – Britain offered to slaughter up to 67,000 more cattle in an effort to end the ban on British beef after cattle had become infected with BSE.

1997 – The US fast-food chain McDonalds won a two-year libel case in Britain against two environmental campaigners who claimed that the company caused environmental damage and exploited workers in the Third World.

1997 – William Hague became the youngest leader of the Conservative Party for 200 years. He beat Kenneth Clarke in the election following the resignation of John Major.

1999 – The wedding of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex ( the fourth, and youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh) and Sophie Rhys-Jones. The wedding took place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

2012 – Isle of Man based Excalibur Almaz announced details of a plan to take people to orbit the moon for the first time since 1972, but budding space-travellers would have to find around £100m first. Excalibur said it was confident that its recycled Russian equipment would be enough to attract the handful of multi-millionaires it needed to fund and crew its lunar orbit.

2014 – 63 year old Jeremy Paxman presented his last edition of the BBC Two programme ‘Newsnight’, after 25 years at the helm.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

A group of Crabs is called a Cast.

“Got a light skin friend look like Michael Jackson got a dark-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson.” #songlyrics

Sobhuza II (July 22, 1899 – August 21, 1982) became king of Swaziland when he was four months old, and reigned for the remaining 82 years of his life.

“Always fast food. Fast food. Things that people would rather throw out than finish. It’s easy, it tastes alright, but it doesn’t really provide you any nourishment. I’m fast food.” – Dave Spritz in The Weather Man #moviequotes

The low frequency of a purr is about 26 Hertz on average for a domestic cat.

“Starships were meant to fly!” #songlyrics

Snorkels cannot be much longer than 16 in (40 cm) because your lung muscles cannot operate against the water pressure to inhale at depth.

Worldwide, more than 10% of marriages are between first or second cousins.

Useless Pronunciation: A as in are

John Knoll, one of the inventors of Photoshop, also wrote Star Wars Rogue One.

Birthday : quotes

“Keep laughing. As long as you’re laughing you still have hope.” – Moe Howard

“I never see my movies. When they’re on television, I click them away. Hollywood created an image, and I long ago reconciled myself with it. I was the French cliche.” – Louis Jourdan

“… today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” – Lou Gehrig ( his farewell speech)

“It’s ok to say, ‘this is what I want’ and go after it.” – Zoe Saldana

“As artists, we do the work that we do. Receiving an award or not receiving an award in no way diminishes one’s talent or value.” – Phylicia Rashad

“Fortunately for the human race, pain, however piercing, is not a lasting emotion. The recollection of happiness lingers, but the consciousness never retains for long the first thrust of tragic loss. The details of daily life crowd in upon the mind.” – Wallis Simpson

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