March 13th: 2022

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

1935 – Voluntary driving tests were introduced in Britain and became compulsory in June of the same year.
Celebrity : birthdays
Neil Sedaka, songwriter, 83; William H. Macy, actor, 72; Dana Delany, actress, 66; Adam Clayton, bassist (U2) 62; Annabeth (Anne Elizabeth) Gish, actress, 51; Common (Lonnie Rashid Lynn) rapper/actor, 50; Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer, 49; Harry Melling, actor, 33; Tyrone Mings, footballer, 29; Ruben Neves, footballer, 25.

What : day is it

Coconut Torte Day, Ginger Ale Day, Good Samaritan Day, Jewel Day, K-9 Veterans Day, Open An Umbrella Indoors Day, Smart and Sexy Day.
This day : in history

1842 – The death of the English army officer Henry Shrapnel, inventor of the shrapnel shell which is named after him. The shell was a hollow cannon ball filled with shot which burst in mid-air and was used as an anti-personnel weapon.

1873 – Eight clubs met to form the Scottish Football Association. They were Queen’s Park, Clydesdale, Vale of Leven, Dumbreck, Third Lanark, Eastern, Granville and Kilmarnock.

1926 – Alan Cobham landed at Croydon Aerodrome, near London, after a 16,000-mile flight to Cape Town and back to establish a commercial air route across Africa. Formerly a member of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, he became a test pilot for the de Havilland aircraft company, and was the first pilot for the newly formed de Havilland Aeroplane Hire Service. In 1932 he started National Aviation Day displays which toured the country and was generally known as ‘Cobham’s Flying Circus’.

1927 – The lance ceased to be an official weapon in the British Army.

1935 – Voluntary driving tests were introduced in Britain and became compulsory in June of the same year.

1961 – Three men and two women went on trial at the Old Bailey charged with plotting to pass official secrets to the Russians. All 5 were found guilty and sentences were passed, up to 25 years. An official report blamed lax security at the Admiralty for the spy ring.

1961 – Black and white Bank of England five pound notes ceased to be legal tender.

1961 – Three men and two women go on trial at the Old Bailey charged with plotting to pass secrets to the Russians.

1970 – Conservatives celebrated a record majority in the Bridgwater by-election. It was the first time 18-year-olds had been allowed to vote since the age of majority was reduced from 21 to 18 in January. Susan Wallace became the first 18-year-old to cast her vote.

1972 – Britain and China resumed full diplomatic relations after a break of 22 years.

1982 – The Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen is won by Britain’s Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

1996 – Thomas Hamilton, a lone gunman carrying 4 handguns killed 16 children and their teacher at a school in Dunblane, Scotland. The killer fired randomly around the school gym in an attack that lasted just three minutes, but caused carnage in the class of five and six year olds. He then turned the gun on himself. Hamilton had been a scout master briefly before being sacked by the Scout Association. The event became a rallying point for anti-gun legislation. Two days after the shooting, a vigil and prayer session was held at Dunblane Cathedral and on Mothering Sunday, the Queen and Princess Anne attended a memorial service at Dunblane Cathedral.

2015 – Lesley Simpson became the first female Guizer Jarl (chief Viking) in the 130-year history of Shetland’s world famous fire festivals. The event is one of several Viking-themed torchlit processions that are held on Shetland every year.

2015 – Former Granada TV weather presenter Fred Talbot was jailed for five years for indecent assault in connection with two schoolboys during his former career as a biology teacher in the 1970s. Talbot (65) was known to millions for his forecasts on a floating weather map for ITV’s This Morning show.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Sean Connery – Real Name: Thomas Connery

Morris the Cat represents 9Lives cat food.

“I’m a mog – half man, half dog. I’m my own best friend.”- Barf (John Candy) #moviequotes

Some day in the future, when space flight is common, some nerd is going to recreate a complete NASA Apollo moon rocket and re-create the moon landing.

Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. has the longest recorded surname in history.

Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious.”
Rumack: “I am serious … and don’t call me Shirley.” – Ted Striker and Dr. Rumack (Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen) in Airplane!, 1980

In 1999 the United Nations proposed a global tax on every email sent.

If Canada and the United States were to combine into one country called the Federation of North America, the first benefit would be that new acronym. #thinkaboutit

The groove located in the middle of the place above your lips is called a “philtrum.”

The skin of a Honey Badger is tough enough to resist several machete blows and is almost impervious to arrows and spears.

We should only pay attention to inclement weather being serious when the meteorologist on the news has rolled up their sleeves, ditched the jacket & tie, and unbuttoned their collar.

The Capital of Pakistan is Islamabad

The biggest film of 1967: The Jungle Book (Musical).

Birthday : quotes

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

“I just want people to feel like they can achieve something great in their lives. We all go through rough times, but love is the antidote. You’ve got to dream and just believe in yourself. And if you believe, you will achieve it.” – Common

“I guess if people all followed the basic principles of their own religions, they would love everybody instead of hating half the world.” – Al Jaffee

“I knew I had to have a hit. I would get no more chances. Analysing what they had in common I discovered they had many similar elements: harmonic rhythm, placement of the chord changes, choice of harmonic progressions, similar instrumentation, vocal phrases, drum fills, content, even the timbre of the lead solo voice. I decided to write a song that incorporated all these elements in one record.” – Neil Sedaka

“Don’t worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.” – Walter Annenberg

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