June 23rd: 2022

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

2013 – The RSPB told householders to stop weeding and let the garden grow messy, in its biggest ever campaign to save wildlife by building “homes for nature”.
Celebrity : birthdays
Colin Montgomerie, golfer, 59; Jane Garvey, broadcaster, 58; Joss (Joseph) Whedon, director/screenwriter, 58; Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs, guitarist (Oasis) 57; Mark Chadwick, guitarist/singer (The Levellers) 56; Zinedine Zidane, footballer/manager, 50; Selma Blair, actress, 50; Joel Edgerton, actor, 48; KT (Kate Victoria) Tunstall, singer-songwriter, 47; Patrick Viera, footballer/coach, 46; Jason Mraz, singer-songwriter, 45; Jessica Taylor (Peterson), singer, (Liberty X) 42; Melissa Rauch, actress, 42; Anthony Costa, singer (Blue) 41; (Aimee Anne) Duffy, singer-songwriter, 38; Charlie Jones, actor, 36,

What : day is it

June 23rd is officially Let It Go Day and the day we celebrate Pink Day.
This day : in history

1939 – The Government of Eire declared membership of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) to be illegal.

1940 – The BBC’s Music While You Work programme was first broadcast on radio to brighten up the lives of munitions workers doing boring factory jobs.

1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveyed newly defeated Paris in German occupied France.

1942 – Germany’s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, was captured intact when it mistakenly landed at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

1951 – Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, missing diplomats, fled to the USSR as Russian spies before the British authorities had the opportunity to arrest them for spying. They ‘surfaced’ in Moscow in 1956.

1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brought down a Boeing 747 off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 people aboard.

1986 – Brighton bomber Patrick Magee, found guilty of planting the bomb at the Grand Hotel, Brighton during the Conservative Party Conference in 1983, was jailed for a minimum of 35 years. He was released from prison in 1999 under the terms of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’, having served only 14 years.

1989 – The Home secretary announced that the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad had been disbanded in the wake of allegations of malpractice.

1994 – It was announced that the Royal Yacht Britannia would be sold or scrapped. Her final voyage was to Hong Kong (1997) before being decommissioned. She is now based in Edinburgh, as a visitor attraction.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales apologized for taking her two sons, Princes William and Harry, to see the 15 certificated film The Devil’s Own, about an IRA assassin.

2013 – The RSPB told householders to stop weeding and let the garden grow messy, in its biggest ever campaign to save wildlife by building “homes for nature”.

2014 – The Queen officially opened the new £2.5bn Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport in west London.

2016 – The EU Referendum. The UK voted to leave the European Union. (The Union reached its 28 member countries with the accession of Croatia on 1st July 2013.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

There is a difference between the terms nation, state, and country, even though the words are often used interchangeably.

Useless Pronunciation: C as in Colonel

One of the greatest moments of childhood was the transition between getting an adult menu over a kid’s menu.

Too Long; Didn’t Read was apparently too long to read… TL;DR

There are probably Stormtroopers who say “Darth Vader killed the emperor” and are dismissed as conspiracy theory cranks by their colleagues for suggesting that their great leader would ever have done such a thing.

Tetris is the opposite of Jenga.

One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: Colosseum (aka the Flavian Amphitheatre) in Rome, Italy, constructed ~72-80 AD

Emma Thompson is the only person in history to win an Oscar for both acting and writing.

Out of all the 8.7 million species you could have been born as, you were born as a human, the #1 most dominant species that currently exists. Welcome to the strongest clan of the earth

Birthday : quotes

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing

“Human beings are born with the instinct to express themselves through movement. Even before he could communicate with words, primitive man was dancing to the beat of his own heart.” – Bob Fosse

“I do write songs about love but I don’t really know love that well.” – Duffy

“I love an arcade. I love a boardwalk game. But I also love a rollercoaster. Though I think the rollercoaster love comes from the fact that it took a really long time for me to reach the height requirement, so I promised myself very early on that when I reach that, I will not take it for granted.” – Melissa Rauch

“Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.” – Clarence Thomas