November 14th: 2022

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

1973 – Bobby Moore made his 108th and final appearance for England against Italy which featured 108 caps, 90 of which were as captain.
Celebrity : birthdays
King Charles III, 74 (formerly HRH Prince Charles); James Young, guitarist (Styx) 73; Steven (Earl) Bishop, singer-songwriter, 71; Condoleeza Rice, former US Secretary of State, 68; Paul McGann, actor, 63; Laura San Giacomo, actress, 60; Joseph ‘Run’ Simmons, rapper (Run DMC) 56; Letitia Dean, actress, 55; Douglas Payne, bassist (Travis) 50; Josh Duhamel, actor, 50; Faye Tozer, singer (Steps) 47; Travis Barker, drummer, (Blink 182) 47; Olga Kurylenko, actress, 43; Russell Tovey, actor, 41; Vanessa Bayer, actress, 41; Joy Williams, singer (The Civil Wars) 40; Thomas Vermaelen, footballer, 37.

What : day is it

November 14th is World Diabetes Day and Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day.
This day : in history

1851 – Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” was published by Harper & Brothers in New York. 

1948 – Birth of Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George), Prince of Wales (now King Charles III of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms).

1954 – Egyptian President Naguib resigns and a state of emergency is declared.

1973 – Bobby Moore made his 108th and final appearance for England against Italy which featured 108 caps, 90 of which were as captain, and most importantly included the game which saw England lift the world cup trophy in 1966.

1973 – Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey.

1977 – Firefighters held their first national strike, over a 30% pay demand. More than 10,000 troops were called in to cover emergencies.

1983 – The first Cruise missiles arrived at Greenham Common, a US airbase.

2011 – Coronation Street become the first prime time television show in the UK to feature product placement, when a Nationwide Building Society cash machine was shown in the episode, after ITV signed a deal with the company. The law was changed in February after commercial broadcasters, hit by falling advertising revenues, lobbied the Government.

2013 – A standards of living report by price comparison website, which examined every aspect of life in different parts of Britain, named Solihull, home to Land Rover’s main production plant and former ‘Good Life’ actress Felicity Kendal as the best place to live in the UK.

2014 – The 3,000th edition of the BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which was first broadcast on 29th January 1942. The guest for the 3,000th show was 95 year old Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, the Navy Fleet Air Arm’s most decorated pilot and the record holder for the most flight deck landings.

2014 – The Care for the Wild charity estimated that badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire had cost the equivalent of £5,200 for each badger killed. Official figures show the cost of £3,350 for every animal killed, but the welfare charity said that this did not include the cost of policing.

2014 – Parliamentary authorities defended their decision to ask a gardener to remove each leaf manually from trees outside the House of Commons. A Commons spokesman said: “If we waited for the leaves to fall off it would waste a lot of time raking them up. It is more time efficient.”

2018 – A 19-mile crater was found under the Greenland Glacier. Research found a meteorite hit it at 12 miles per second (19.2 km/s) about 12,000 years ago.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2018, the discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our planet was announced? The planet was named “Barnard’s Star b,” and it takes 233 days to orbit its host star.

“My precious.” – Gollum (Andy Serkis) in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002

McDonald’s is the only Irish restaurant in America that doesn’t serve beer. #dammit

We can’t find Happiness… But, we can make it.

There are only three official Presidential Seals: The seal in the Oval Office, the seal in the hall by the Liberty Bell, and the seal in the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom. It took an act of Congress for Disney to be allowed to use it.

My life is an open book, but I just spilled some tea on it and nowiowe wrifsjkvhbflvdhl

The Capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo.

A group of baby Piglets is called a Litter or Farrow.

When the internet first became popular we were afraid of people from the internet finding us in real life, now we’re afraid of people in real life finding out about our lives on the internet.

Birthday : quotes

“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it.” – P. J. O’Rourke

“Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren’t much smarter.” – Louise Brooks

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand as if it were necessary to understand when it is simply necessary to love.” – Claude Monet

“I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away.” – Louise Brooks

“When you say the name Gilligan, you know who that is. If a show is good, if it’s written well, you should be able to erase the names of the characters saying the lines and still be able to know who said it. If you can’t do that, the show will fail.” – Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan’s Island

“If you study both ‘Gilligan’ and ‘Brady,’ you will see they are based on a similar philosophy: that it’s possible for different kinds of people to learn to live together, either in a family or stuck on an island with no escape.” – Sherwood Schwartz, creator of The Brady Bunch

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