June 9th: 2022

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

1983 – Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party won a landslide second term election victory.
Celebrity : birthdays
Michael J Fox, actor, 61; Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter, 61; Eddie Lundon, guitarist (China Crisis) 60; Johnny Depp, actor, 59; Gloria Reuben, actress, 58; Eddie Marsan, actor, 54; Ed Simons, keyboards, (The Chemical Brothers), 52; Matthew Bellamy, singer/guitarist/pianist/songwriter (Muse) 44; Miroslav Klose, German footballer, 44; Natalie Portman (Hershlag), actress, 41; Anoushka Shankar, musician, 41; Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer, 38.

What : day is it

June 9th is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day & Donald Duck Day.
This day : in history

1873 – Alexandra Palace in London burned down, after being open for only 16 days. It was built as a public centre of recreation, education and entertainment and as North London’s counterpart to the Crystal Palace in South London. With typical Victorian vigour, the palace was quickly rebuilt and it reopened on 1st May 1875.

1898 – An agreement was signed under which Hong Kong was leased to Britain, by China, for a period of 99 years.

1899 – Boxer Bob Fitzsimmons, the first British world heavyweight champion, lost his title to American James Jeffries at Coney Island, New York.

1904 – Musicians who left the Henry Wood Orchestra after a disagreement, formed the London Symphony Orchestra.

1933 – Baird demonstrated high definition television at his Long Acre studio in London, showing the difference between the previous 30-line picture and the new 120-line tubes.

1958 – The Queen opened an extended airport at Gatwick, south of London, modernised at a cost of £7m.

1960 – It was announced that one of Britain’s oldest quality cars, the Armstrong Siddeley, was to go out of production.

1975 – The first live transmission from the House of Commons was broadcast by BBC Radio and commercial stations.

1983 – Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party won a landslide second term election victory.

2014 – The death of the comedian, actor and writer Richard Michael “Rik” Mayall aged 56. He played the anarchist Rick in The Young Ones, alongside his friend, Adrian Edmonson. The duo later went on to star in the series Bottom and Mayall also appeared in Blackadder and The New Statesman.

2014 – Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted chief, delivered his findings on claims of hardline Muslim takeovers in certain school. 21 schools were inspected, following claims in an anonymous letter that hardline Muslims were trying to impose their view on a group of schools in Birmingham. Quote – “A culture of fear and intimidation has taken grip. Some of our findings are deeply worrying and, in some ways, quite shocking.”

2015 – Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a memorial window to Sir Winston Churchill, in St. Martin’s Church, Bladon, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Churchill died in 1965 and is buried in Bladon churchyard along with other members of the Churchill family.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Lou Costello – Real Name: Louis Cristallo

It’s always uncomfortable loading someone else’s dishwasher. As if loading it a certain way could offend them.

Technically, Alaska is the most eastern, western, and northern state in the United States.

The Village People were formed when individuals answered an ad that read, “Macho Types Wanted: Must Dance And Have A Mustache.” #YMCA

A group of People at work are called Staff.

Useless Pronunciation: Y as in youth

David Patrick Kelly’s ‘Warriors, come out to play’ line in The Warriors (1979) was completely improvised.

If Jimmy cracked corn and no one cared, why is there a song about him? #Idontcare

“I want my MTV!” – MTV ad

An active group of people or animals is called a Throng.

Drinking 8 glasses of water a day isn’t scientifically supported health advice. These false facts were spread by Big Water.

Birthday : quotes

“It is my great desire to reform my subjects, and yet I am ashamed to confess that I am unable to reform myself.” – Peter the Great

“When you get older, you realize it’s a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It’s not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself.” – Natalie Portman

“Destiny may ride with us today, but there is no reason for it to interfere with lunch.” – Peter the Great

“The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.” – Michael J. Fox

“Honesty is nothin’ compared to decency.” – Jackie Mason

“You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp

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