November 13th: 2022

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

1940 – Disney’s animated feature “Fantasia” was released to movie theaters in the US. Over 1,000 artists and technicians were used in the making of Fantasia, which features more than 500 animated characters.
Celebrity : birthdays
Joe Mantegna, actor, 75; Terry Reid, singer-songwriter, 73; Art Malik, actor, 70; Andrew Ranken, drummer, (The Pogues) 69; Tracy Scoggins, actress, 69; Chris Noth, actor, 68; Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson), actress, 67; Jimmy Kimmel, US chatshow host, 55; Gerard Butler, actor, 53; Nikolai Fraiture, bassist, (The Strokes) 43; Kevin Bridges, comedian, 36.

What : day is it

November 13th is also Indian Pudding Day, Actor’s Day and World Kindness Day.
This day : in history

1887 – ‘Bloody Sunday’ in London when violence erupted in Trafalgar Square at a Socialist rally attended by Irish agitators.

1901 – The Caister (Norfolk) Lifeboat Disaster. Lifeboat Beauchamp and its crew were lost while attempting a rescue during heavy seas. The following morning, eight bodies were recovered at the scene with another, that of Charles Bonney George being washed away, only to be recovered months later in April of the following year. The victims are all buried in Caister Cemetery

1910 – The birth of Pat Reid British Army officer and author. He was a prisoner of war at Colditz Castle and was one of the few to escape. He wrote about his experiences in two best-selling books, which became the basis of a film, TV series and even a board game.

1916 – World War One : The final Battle of the Somme, on the River Ancre. By the end of the battle, (which started on 1st July 2016) the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties including 19,240 fatalities on the first day alone. The French lost 200,000 men and the Germans nearly 500,000. The Battle of the Somme epitomised the futility of trench warfare and the indiscriminate slaughter of so many men.

1936 – King Edward VIII told the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, that he intended to marry twice divorced Mrs. Simpson.

1947 – Chancellor of the Exchequer, Hugh Dalton, resigned after admitting he had disclosed tax proposals to a reporter several minutes before presenting his Budget speech.

1954 – Great Britain defeated France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup, held in Paris, in front of around 30,000 spectators.

1969 – Britain’s first live quintuplets this century were born, at Queen Charlotte’s maternity hospital in London.

1979 – The Times newspaper was published for the first time in nearly a year. The paper’s disappearance from news stands followed a dispute between management and unions over manning levels and the introduction of new technology.

1987 – With a view to encouraging ‘safe sex’, or AIDS prevention, the BBC screened its first condom ‘commercial’ (without a brand name).

1995 – 18 year Leah Betts was on a life-support machine after taking a single ecstasy tablet at her 18th birthday party. She died three days later without ever regaining consciousness.

2017 – The first-ever Barbie wearing a hijab was revealed at Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year summit. The hijab-wearing Barbie doll was designed after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and was part of the “Shero” Barbie series.

2018 – The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán begins in New York.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1887, the infamous Bloody Sunday Protests were held in London? Police then clashed with those protesting the British treatment of those in Ireland, leaving 75 people badly injured and 400 arrested.

John M. Chivington, an anti-slavery preacher, one Sunday found a pro-slavery mob outside his church planning to tar and feather him. He pulled out two handguns and declared “By the grace of God and these two revolvers, I will preach here today”

Be careful of who you fall in love with, that is what makes the difference between the people that can hurt you and the people that can’t.

The Capital of Ecuador is Quito.

No word in the English language rhymes with month.

TV Quotes… “How YOU doin’?” (Joey Tribbiani) on “Friends”

Casper the Friendly Ghost’s last name is McFadden.

When Peanuts characters hit puberty and their voices start to change, do they start to sound more and more like a trombone?

The use of the electric light bulb as a symbol of a great idea was introduced by the animated character Felix the Cat. #idea

2005. It’s weird we automatically assume most four-digit numbers as calendar years.

Googling “the best” products or restaurants really only tells you which ones have the best SEO.

The Capital of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is Dili.

Birthday : quotes

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. “ – Louis Brandeis

“I don’t want to appear selfish, but stop what you’re doing and focus on me.” – Neil Flynn, as The Janitor on Scrubs

“Kimble!” – Neil Flynn, as a transit cop, in 1993’s The Fugitive

“To me, you can wrap all of Judaism up in one sentence, and that is, “Do not do unto others…”. All I tried to do in my stories was to show that there’s some innate goodness in the human condition. And there’s always going to be evil; we should always be fighting evil.” – Stan Lee (born 1922, died on November 12, 2018)

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