March 26th: 2022

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

2015 – Richard III, the only English monarch without a marked grave, was reinterred at Leicester Cathedral after much wrangling, including High Court action over his final resting place.
Celebrity : birthdays
James Caan, actor, 82; Diana Ross, singer, 78; Archie Gemmill, footballer, 75; Richard Tandy, keyboards (ELO) 74; Steven Tyler, singer (Aerosmith) 74; Jennifer Grey, actress, 62; James Iha, guitarist (Smashing Pumpkins) 54; Lesley Mann, actress, 50; T (Terence). R.Knight, actor, 49; Amy Smart, actress, 46; Roisin Conaty, comedian/actress/writer, 44; Mikel Artete, Arsenal manager, 40; Kiera Knightley, actress, 37.

What : day is it

Greek Independence Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, Nougat Day, Spinach Day.
This day : in history

1885 – ‘A lady well-known in literary and scientific circles’ was the only clue The Times gave to the identity of the woman who was cremated by the Cremation Society in Woking, Surrey. She was the first person to be officially cremated in Britain and was a Mrs. Pickersgill, the first of three cremations that year.

1902 – The British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes died in Cape Town, aged 48. Rhodes who controlled 90% of the world’s diamond production, was influential in establishing the British crown in South Africa and Rhodesia.

1920 – The British special constables, known as the Black and Tans, arrived in Ireland. Their nickname came from the colours of their uniform.

1923 – BBC Radio started regular weather forecasts.

1945 – David Lloyd George, British statesman and Liberal Prime Minister, died. He was Prime Minister of a wartime coalition government between the years 1916–22, Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926–31 and a key figure in the introduction of many reforms which laid the foundations of the modern welfare state. His boyhood home village was Llanystumdwy (Gwynedd ) which houses the Lloyd George Museum.

1973 – Women stockbroker were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time in its 200 year history.

1973 – Noël Coward, English playwright and entertainer died.

1976 – Queen Elizabeth II sent the first royal e-mail, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Worcestershire.

1981 – Four Labour defectors, known as the Gang of Four, launched the Social Democrats party. The four were Roy Jenkins, (former Labour cabinet minister), David Owen, William Rodgers and Shirley Williams. Their aim was to ‘reconcile the nation’ and ‘heal divisions between classes’.

1999 – Ex-miners suffering from lung diseases won a compensation deal worth £2 billion. It was the biggest industrial injuries case in British legal history.

2006 – From 6 a.m. the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places came into force in Scotland.

2007 – Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams made history in Northern Ireland with their first face-to-face meeting, where they agreed on the restoration of the Stormont assembly and the return of power sharing.

2012 – New record temperatures for Scotland were set at Cromdale in Moray, which reached a temperature of 23.3C. making it the hottest 26th March since records began. The unseasonable warm weather made the UK hotter than southerly parts of Europe, including Barcelona, Nice, Majorca and Faro.

2015 – Richard III, the only English monarch without a marked grave, was reinterred at Leicester Cathedral after much wrangling, including High Court action over his final resting place. Richard III’s body was buried in the now demolished Franciscan Friary in Leicester and was discovered in September 2012 under what had become a car park.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

That piece of music most associated with the circus is actually called “Entry of the Gladiators”. 

Paul Schrader wrote “Taxi Driver” in five days.

“Nothing is so common as the desire to be remarkable.” – William Shakespeare

The original Coca Cola was green in colour.

“James Bond” was named after an American ornithologist of the same name.

Oscar Hammerstein II is the only person named Oscar to win an Oscar.

Patsy Kline – Real Name: Virginia Hensley

They have to give out the Oscar every year, even if no one really deserves it.

Worcestershire Sauce is made, in part, from 18-month-old fermented anchovies.

The first KFC was not in Kentucky, but in Salt Lake City.

In Japan, radiation creates monsters (Godzilla) and in America radiation creates superheroes.

Somebody told me to be the change I want to see in the world. Now I’m coins of various denominations worth a total of 8 drachmas and 47 cents.

Four of the elements in the Periodic Table named after Ytterby, a village in Sweden. They are Yttrium, Terbium, Erbium, and Ytterbium.

Bubbles from a bubble bath thermally insulate the surface of the water, keeping the bath warm for a longer period of time.

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.” – Elwood Blues #moviequotes

The Capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat

Birthday : quotes

“Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement, and remuneration based on ability.” – Sandra Day O’Connor

“Life didn’t promise to be wonderful.” – Teddy Pendergrass

“Take a little time out of your busy day to give encouragement to someone who’s lost their way.” – Diana Ross

“I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes… because of a nose job.” – Jennifer Grey

“Be happy in your body. It’s the only one you’ve got, so you might as well like it.” – Keira Knightley

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