March 19th: 2022

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

1969 – The 1,263 ft. tall TV-mast at Emley Moor in Yorkshire collapsed due to a build up of ice. The current Emley Moor transmitting station, built in 1971 is the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom and is a Grade II listed building.
Celebrity : birthdays
Ursula Andress, actress, 86; Glenn Close, actress, 75; Bruce (Walter) Willis, actor, 67; Terry Hall, singer (The Specials) 63; Nigel Clough, football manager, 56; Warren Barton, footballer, 53; Jack Bessant, bassist (Reef) 51; Dean Smith, Aston Villa manager, 51; Kolo Touré, footballer, 41; Héctor Bellerín (Moruno), footballer, 27.

What : day is it

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, Chocolate Caramel Day, Let’s Laugh Day, Poultry Day.
This day : in history

1945 – World War II: Adolf Hitler issued his ‘Nero Decree’ ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed in order to prevent their use by Allied forces as they penetrated deep within Germany. 

1958 – Britain’s first planetarium opened at Madame Tussaud’s, London.

1964 – Three new cities – Milton Keynes, Havant and Basingstoke – are proposed for south east England as part of the largest regional expansion plan in Britain.

1965 – The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to wear ties to save tie makers from financial disaster.

1969 – British troops landed on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, after the island declared itself a republic. They were well received, and the island remained a UK dependency.

1969 – The 1,263 ft. tall TV-mast at Emley Moor in Yorkshire collapsed due to a build up of ice. The current Emley Moor transmitting station, built in 1971 is the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom and is a Grade II listed building.

1982 – A group of Argentines landed at South Georgia (a dependency of the disputed Falklands Islands which Britain claimed in 1833) and planted their nation’s flag. The provocation led to war between Britain and Argentina.

1986 – Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Exactly six years later it was announced that they were to separate.

1988 – Two British soldiers, in civilian clothes, blundered into an IRA funeral in Northern Ireland and were kicked and beaten to death.

2003 – British troops were poised to invade Iraq as Saddam Hussein defied a final United States ultimatum to leave the country or face war.

2015 – Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond rejected an offer to present the season’s last three shows without the suspended star, Jeremy Clarkson. On 25th March the BBC’s director general confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract would not be renewed, after an ‘unprovoked physical attack’ on a Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon

2015 – Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks, who campaigned for 20 years to secure fresh Hillsborough inquests, received their CBE medals from the Queen. Britain’s worst sporting tragedy took place at the Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield on 15th April 1989. 96 people died as a result of the crush on the terraces at the Liverpool v Nottingham Forest football match.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1994, the world’s largest omelet was cooked up in Japan? The recipe required a total of 160,000 eggs. 

The closest most of us will ever get to walking away with our backs to an explosion is turning away from a bowling ball before it reaches the end of the lane.

Alfred Hitchcock chose to not conclude the film ‘The Birds’ with the usual “THE END” title because he wanted to leave the audience on edge.

The reason we say “mum’s the word” is because “mum” is a slang version of the 14th-century word “momme” which means “be silent” or “do not reveal”.

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.

Somebody is working on something right now that will change the world in a few years.

What’s blue and smells like red paint? Blue paint.

If Mickey Mouse was cloned and then all the clones were in a room, would there be Mickey Mice or Mickey Mouses?

Twelve is the largest number you can say with just one syllable.

Useless Pronunciation: E as in Euphemism

The reason almost no nation has purple on their flag is that purple dye was prohibitively expensive up until the late 19th century.

The world uses a base ten counting system because we have ten fingers.

GRAMMYS: ‘Record of the Year’ goes to the song performer and production team, ‘Song of the Year’ goes to the songwriter/composer.

Birthday : quotes

“It was a place that is trying to destroy the individual by every means possible; trying to break his spirit, so that he accepts that he is No. 6 and will live there happily as No. 6 forever after. And this is the one rebel that they can’t break.” – Patrick McGoohan

“When the rights of any individual or group are chipped away, the freedom of all erodes.” – Earl Warren

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan

“If you don’t want your children to know the truth about life don’t send ’em to the theater to see Moms ’cause I’m gonna tell them THE TRUTH, hear?” – Moms Mabley

“Everybody, no matter how old you are, is around 24, 25 in their heart.” – Bruce Willis

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