November 21st: 2022

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

2019 – Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s first electric cyber truck with shatterproof windows. However, at the grand reveal, when the shatterproof windows were tested by being repeatedly hit by the design chief Franz von Holzhausen, the windows shattered.
Celebrity : birthdays
Goldie Hawn, actress, 77; Lonnie Jordan, singer-songwriter (War) 74; John “Rabbit” Bundrick, keyboards, 74; Lorna Luft, singer/actress, 70; Liza Tarbuck, actress/broadcaster, 58; Bjork (Gudmundsdottir), singer-songwriter, 57; Margret Ornolfsdottir, keyboards, (The Sugarcubes) 55; Alex James, bassist (Blur) 54; Carly Rae Jepsen, singer-songwriter, 37.

What : day is it

November 21st is also known as Red Mitten Day, False Confession Day as well as World Hello Day and National Stuffing Day.
This day : in history

1967 – The number of animals slaughtered in the latest epidemic of foot and mouth disease reached a record high of 134,000. 

1974 – The IRA exploded two bombs in two Birmingham Pubs, killing 19 people and injuring 180 others. The Birmingham Six, as they were called by the media, were sentenced to life in prison for the crime but were subsequently acquitted.

1990 – Mick Jagger marries Jerry Hall in Bali. The marriage was declared ‘null and void’ on August 13, 1999 after a judge ruled that the six- hour ceremony in Bali was never registered.

1994 – Princess Anne left England for a 7 day tour of South Africa and Mozambique. It was the first official visit to South Africa by a member of the Royal Family for 50 years.

2001 – UK pop mogul Jonathan King was jailed for seven years for sex attacks on five boys.

2003 – An acoustic guitar on which the late Beatle George Harrison learned to play, fetched £276,000 at a London auction.

2012 – Stone Roses guitarist John Squire’s art studio burns down at his home in Macclesfield. On the same day, Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez.

2012 – Bishop Justin Welby called the rejection of women bishops a ‘very grim day’, as bishops prepared for an emergency meeting on the issue. The ordination of women bishops in the Church of England was passed in the Houses of Bishops and Clergy of the general synod, but failed to gain the required two-thirds majority in the House of Laity.

2014 – The Normandy Veterans Association formally disbanded On This Day. At a service in St Margaret’s Church, in the grounds of Westminster Abbey, the Rector accepted the National Standard of the Normandy Veterans Association into safe keeping.

2014 – The Liberal Democrats registered the worst ever performance in a by-election by a governing party. In Rochester and Strood, the party’s candidate, Geoff Juby, received 349 votes, just 0.87% of the total. The seat was won by Mark Reckless from the UK Independence Party (UKIP), giving them their second elected MP at Westminster.

2014 – Residents and businesses on the Isles of Scilly were able to receive superfast fibre optic broadband following the completion of a project by BT and Superfast Cornwall to lay fibre on the islands, located 28 miles off the Cornish coast. Fibre has been deployed on all five of the inhabited islands, with undersea cables linking St Mary’s, Tresco and Bryher, and microwave links connecting St Agnes and St Martins.

2019 – Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s first electric cyber truck with shatterproof windows. However, at the grand reveal, when the shatterproof windows were tested by being repeatedly hit by the design chief Franz von Holzhausen, the windows shattered.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1931, the movie “Frankenstein,” based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, was released? She began writing the novel when she was only 18 years old and, at first, released it anonymously.

TV Quotes… “Good night, and good luck” (Edward R. Murrow) on “See It Now”.

“In Switzerland, they had brotherly love – and 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Harry Lime (Orson Welles) #moviequotes

Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Donut is Only 190 Calories.

A NASCAR driver maintains the same heart rate – 120 to 150 beats per minute for 3-plus hours – as a serious marathon runner for about the same length of time.

In 1972, Canada had a contest to complete the saying “As Canadian as…”. The winner was “As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.”

1986’s Top Gun had a production budget of only 15 million dollars.

The world record for most Rubik’s Cubes solved while blindfolded is held by Marcin Kowalczyk, who solved 41 out of 41 cubes in 54 minutes.

“You eeeediot!” – Ren (Ren & Stimpy)

US President #31 Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) His inaction to rebound the economy during the Great Depression led to shanties inhabited by the homeless to be referred to as “Hoovervilles.”

The tool used to cut diamonds, a scaif, was invented in the 1400s and uses olive oil and diamond dust to uniformly polish and cut diamonds. It is still in use today.

The Capital of Cote d’Ivoire is Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto)

Birthday : quotes

“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood – Babe, District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy.” – Goldie Hawn

“Man is free at the instant he wants to be.” – Voltaire

“My characters aren’t losers. They’re rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else’s rules.” – Harold Ramis

“Morality is everywhere the same for all men, therefore it comes from God; sects differ, therefore they are the work of men.” – Voltaire

“You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.” – Ken Griffey, Jr.

“All mortals are equal; it is not their birth,
But virtue itself that makes the difference.” – Voltaire

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