June 4th: 2022

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

1805 – The first Trooping of the Colour took place on Horse Guards Parade. It was Edward VII who moved Trooping the Colour to its June date, because of the vagaries of British weather.
Celebrity : birthdays
Bradley Walsh, comedian/TV host, 62; Scott Wolf, actor, 54; Noah Wyle, actor, 51; Debra Stephenson, actress/impressionist, 50; Angelina Jolie, actress/director, 47; Russell Brand, comedian/actor/broadcaster, 47; Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, 46; Robin Lord Taylor, actor, 44; T J (Todd Joseph) Miller, comedian/actor, 41; Tim Rozon, actor, 40; Lukas Podolski, footballer, 37; Oona Chaplin, actress, 36; Mollie King, singer (The Saturdays) 35; Ben Stokes, cricketer, 31.

What : day is it

June 4th observes Hug Your Cat Day and Cheese Day.
This day : in history

1805 – The first Trooping of the Colour took place on Horse Guards Parade. It was Edward VII who moved Trooping the Colour to its June date, because of the vagaries of British weather (his own natural birthday being in November).

1913 – Suffragette Emily Davison ran out in front of King George V’s horse, Anmer, at Tattenham Corner on the Epsom racecourse. She was trampled, never regained consciousness and died a few days later.

1940 – World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ended. British forces completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivered his famous ‘We shall fight on the beaches … we shall never surrender’ speech to the House of Commons.

1962 – The Beatles signed a recording contract with EMI Parlophone.

1967 – British Midland flight G-ALHG crashed in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 of the 84 passengers and crew on board and left 12 people with serious injuries. Although the plane came down in the centre of a busy industrial town, miraculously, nobody outside the plane was injured. An air accident investigation found the cause of the crash to be fuel starvation due to a fault in the fuel lines and the poor warning system on the Canadair C-4 Argonaut propeller aircraft.

1977 – Five British plane-spotters imprisoned in Greece for alleged spying were released after 10 weeks in jail.

1977 – Scottish football fans caused at least £15,000 damage by breaking the goals and digging up the pitch at Wembley after Scotland beat England 2-1.

1991 – Defence Secretary Tom King confirmed Britain would reduce the amount it spent on the army.

1998 – The five major nuclear powers (the United States, Russia, China, France and Great Britain) renewed their appeal for India and Pakistan to stop development of nuclear arms and offered to help the two antagonists resolve their conflict over the Kashmir region.

1999 – A man who had all his fingers severed in a horrific accident at work became the first person to have all his fingers re-attached. Two teams of doctors along with nurses and theatre technicians performed the delicate micro-surgical procedure in a marathon 18-hour operation at Withington Hospital, Manchester.

2013 – Cornelius Harp, the original lead singer with The Marcels, dies aged 73.

2017 – Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing. Coldplay, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber also appear.

2018 – Donald Trump tweets: “I have the absolute right to pardon myself.”

2020 – Steve Priest, bassist and co-founder of glam rock band Sweet, dies ages 72. On the same day, musician, songwriter and record producer Rupert Hine dies age 72.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

First Law of Cartoon Physics: Gravity doesn’t work until you look down.

A slap on the back of the hand means “Bad job”. A slap on the other side means “Good job”.

“Talk is free but the wise man chooses when to spend his words.” – Neil Gaiman

The first country to recognize the US as an independent country was Morocco.

The monster that attacked Luke in the trash compactor in Star Wars was a ‘dianoga.’

French fries weren’t actually first made in France. They were made in Belgium.

“Dammit….Don’t you dare ask God to help me – Joan Crawford” (to her maid who had begun to pray) #LastWords

Tim Burton’s professional directorial debut and Danny Elfman’s film-scoring debut happened on the same film- “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”.

Alfred E. Neuman is Mad Magazine’s ‘mascot.’

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) #moviequotes

A large disorganized group of People is called a Mob.

Coca-Cola operates in 206 countries, more than the United Nations.

Dip n Dots have been the “ice cream of the future” for like 30 years… Shouldn’t it just be ice cream by now?

Birthday : quotes

“When something happens to you, you either let it defeat you or you defeat it.” – Rosalind Russell

“You can either give in to negative feelings or fight them, and I’m of the belief that you should fight them.” – Ruth Westheimer

“The revolution that’s required isn’t a revolution of radical ideas, but the implementation of ideas we already have.” – Russell Brand

“Change is growth; love is never lost.” – Wendy Pini

“The people I worked with were bigger than life. Once you put them on the screen, they were huge.” – Bruce Dern

“My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out.” – Ruth Westheimer

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