March 12th: 2022

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

1941 – Islanders on the Hebrides hid thousands of bottles of shipwrecked whisky from government officials. The episode was celebrated in the film “Whisky Galore.”
Celebrity : birthdays
Steve Harris, bassist, (Iron Maiden) 66; Marlon Jackson, singer (The Jackson 5) 65; Ian Holloway, football manager, 59; Coleen Nolan, TV presenter/singer, 57; Aaron Eckhart, actor, 54; Graham Coxon, guitarist (Blur) 53; Pete Doherty, guitarist/singer (The Libertines), 43; Jaimie Alexander, actress, 38; Danny Jones, guitar/vocals/songwriter (McFly) 36.

What : day is it

Alfred Hitchcock Day, Baked Scallops Day, Girl Scout Day, Plant a Flower Day.
This day : in history

1881 – Andrew Watson made his Scotland debut as the world’s first black, international football player and captain.

1930 – Mahatma Gandhi began his 300-mile march to the sea in protest against the British tax law securing a monopoly for salt. Joined by thousands of protesters, Gandhi and his followers eventually reached the Arabian Sea, where they made their own salt by evaporating sea water. The march, which resulted in the arrest of Gandhi and 60,000 others, earned new international respect and support for the leader and his movement.

1935 – Britain imposed a 30 mph speed limit in built up areas.

1941 – Islanders on the Hebrides hid thousands of bottles of shipwrecked whisky from government officials. The episode was celebrated in the film “Whisky Galore.”

1944 – Britain banned all travel to and from Ireland and Ulster in an effort to prevent German spies operating in neutral Eire from learning of the Allied invasion preparations taking place in Britain.

1950 – The Llandow air disaster occurred near Sigingstone in Wales. 80 people died when their aircraft crashed, making it the world’s deadliest air disaster at the time.

1963 – Winston Churchill was granted an honorary US citizenship by America’s House of Representatives.

1969 – Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, US photographer.

1984 – By the end of 12th March more than half of the country’s 187,000 mineworkers were on strike over job cuts.

1989 – Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee submits his first proposal for an “information management system” to his boss at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) who finds it “vague, but exciting”.

1994 – The Church of England ordained the first women priests (32 in total) at Bristol Cathedral. It was a further 21 years before the first female Church of England bishop was appointed, the Rt. Rev. Libby Lane.

2011 – A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melts and explodes, releasing radioactivity into the atmosphere the day after an earthquake.

2012 – Hundreds of mourners, including figures from the legal, political and sporting world attended the funeral of the top Scottish QC, 44 year old Paul McBride. He became Scotland’s youngest QC at the age of 35.

2013 – The people of the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory. Of 1,517 votes cast in the two-day referendum – on a turnout of more than 90% – 1,513 were in favour, while just three votes were against.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

“Die, my dear? Why that’s the last thing I’ll do!” – Groucho Marx #LastWords

Portia De Rossi – Real Name: Amanda Lee Rogers

John Wayne actually went bald in the 1940s and wore a hairpiece throughout his career.

As a child, Audrey Hepburn was a courier for resistance fighters in Holland during World War II.

Antarctica is the largest desert on earth.

“You don’t want to get mixed up with a guy like me Dottie. I’m a loner. A rebel.” – Pee-Wee Herman #moviequotes

Marie Curie – Real Name: Manya Sklodowska

A scream and a whisper are the same volumes in your head.

The British Royal family is named after Windsor Castle, not the other way around.

Useless Pronunciation: K as in knot

Dorothy ACTUALLY said: “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” #moviequotes

Every year in the US, over 600 people are struck by lightning.

Birthday : quotes

“Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be, that’s stupid. So be yourself.” – Christina Grimmie

“The day you stop caring what other people think of you is the day your life begins.” – Aaron Eckhart

“Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.” – Mitt Romney

“You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.” – James Taylor

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that g*dd*mn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

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