June 29th: 2022

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

1966 – Barclays Bank introduced the Barclaycard – the UK’s first credit card.
Celebrity : birthdays
Bobby Martin, musician/vocalist (Frank Zappa) 74; Colin Hay, singer-songwriter (Men At Work) 69; Robert Forster, singer-songwriter, 65; María Conchita Alonso, actress, 65; Rosa Mota, Portuguese athlete/politician, 64; Kathleen Wilhoite (Harte) actress, 58; Bret McKenzie, comedian, 46; Sam Bailey, singer, 45; Nicole Scherzinger, singer (Pussycat Dolls) 44; Katherine Jenkins, singer, 42; Colin Jost, acvtor/comedian/writer, 40; Lily Rabe, actress, 40; Troy Deeney, footballer, 34; Fran Kirby, footballer, 29; George Sampson, dancer/actor, 29; Jude Bellingham, footballer, 19.

What : day is it

June 29th is the day we celebrate Camera Day as well as Waffle Iron Day.
This day : in history

1905 – The Automobile Association was set up by motorists angered by police harassment and to warn drivers of speed traps.

1916 – The British diplomat Sir Roger Casement, an Irish patriot, poet, revolutionary, and nationalist, was sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising, an attempt to end British rule in Ireland.

1927 – For the first time in 200 years, a total eclipse of the sun was seen in Britain. Those at Giggleswick in Yorkshire were able to see a perfect, full eclipse which lasted for less than 1/2 minute.

1966 – Barclays Bank introduced the Barclaycard – the UK’s first credit card.

1986 – Millionaire Richard Branson smashed the world record for the fastest powerboat crossing of the Atlantic.

1993 – The birth of George Sampson, street dancer and actor from Warrington. He won the second series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2008 at the age of 14.

1995 – The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir joined, forming the largest artificial satellite to orbit the earth.

1995 – Lisa Clayton, from Birmingham, became the first British woman to sail solo around the world from the northern hemisphere. Her voyage, in a 39 ft sloop, Spirit of Birmingham, took 285 days.

2000 – Eminem’s mother sued him after claiming she uses drugs in his hit single “My Name Is.” The lawsuit cost a staggering $10 million.

2001 – The government announced that a memorial fountain in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, was to be built in London’s Hyde Park.

2007 – The first-generation Apple iPhone went on sale.

2010 – The England football team returned home after being knocked out of the second round of the World Cup by Germany. England ultimately lost 4-1, suffering their worst defeat to date in a World Cup finals match. (In 2014 England were eliminated at the group stage of the Fifa World Cup for the first time since 1958, with just two goals scored. It was their worst goal tally since 1950 and the worst World Cup showing in the history of the national team.)

2012 – Actress Katie Holmes divorces Tom Cruise after five years of marriage.

2019 – Former Guns ‘n’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is taken to hospital after stabbing himself.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

In the film Erin Brockovich, the real Erin Brockovich makes a cameo as a waitress named Julia R.

Despite making dozens of recordings of his voice on wax cylinders, no known recordings of Mark Twain’s voice are known to have survived.

David Foster Wallace’s book The Pale King features a sentence that is 1,185 words in length.

People knocked on wood to request good luck from mystical creatures they believed lived in the trees or to distract spirits with evil intentions.

The first known written record with a name comes from a Sumerian accountant over 5000 years ago and states “A total of 29,086 measures of barley were received over the course of 37 months. Signed, Kushim.”

The Capital of Sao Tome and Principe is Sao Tome

The small bumps or ridges found on the F and J keys on a computer keyboard are to help users correctly position their left and right hands without having to look at the keyboard.

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

During my dream last night, I took nap. I’m 90% sure I was incepted.

“We’ll always have Paris.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca, 1942

The top 1% of bands and solo artists earn 77% of all revenue from recorded music.

Birthday : quotes

“Let’s have the music that will open the door to millions of people… the kind of music that will not make people think only of the song or even of the singer… not music that is confined to the merely personal.” – Nelson Eddy

“Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.” – Gary Busey

“Go out there and see where the world needs your touch. That kind of meaning not only makes you feel more connected to your environment on a local scale but also to yourself – whether you can operate from something beyond the definition that others might place on you.” – Sharon Lawrence

“I don’t know, man. Look at me. I’ve changed. I’ve grown up. I’ve got a job, got a career… I drink coffee now.” – Bret McKenzie

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