November 30th: 2022

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

1934 – The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman (Engine No. 4472) became the first to officially exceed 100mph. She recently underwent major restoration at the National Railway Museum in York.
Celebrity : birthdays
Ridley Scott, director, 85; Mandy (Mandel) Patinkin, actor, 70; David Sancious, keyboardist, 69; Andy Gray, football pundit, 67; Billy Idol (William Broad) singer, 67; Richard Barbieri, keyboardist (Japan/Porcupine Tree), 67; Lorraine Kelly, TV presenter, 63; Gary Lineker, footballer/TV presenter, 62; Ben Stiller, actor/director, 57; John Bishop, comedian, 56; Steve Aoki, DJ, 45; Gael García Bernal, actor, 44; Elisha Cuthbert, actress, 40; Tony Bellew, boxer, 40; Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer, 38; Chrissie Teigen, model, TV personality, 37; Kaley Cuoco, actress (Big Bang Theory), 37; Dougie Poynter, bass/vocals (McFly) 35.

What : day is it

November 30th is also known as National Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day and Computer Security Day
This day : in history

1016 – Cnut the Great (Canute), King of Denmark, claimed the English throne after the death of Edmund II, often known as Edmund Ironside. The cognomen ‘Ironside’ was given to Edmund because of his valour in resisting the Danish invasion led by Cnut the Great. 

1872 – The first football match between England and Scotland took place, at Hamelton Crescent Glasgow. It ended in a 0-0 draw.

1874 – Birth of Sir Winston Leonard Churchill, British statesman, journalist, historian and Nobel prize-winner for literature. He was a descendant of the great Duke of Marlborough, and was born born in Blenheim Palace

1913 – Charlie Chaplin made his film debut without the moustache and cane in ‘Making a Living’.

1934 – The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman (Engine No. 4472) became the first to officially exceed 100mph. She recently underwent major restoration at the National Railway Museum in York.

1936 – The Crystal Palace was destroyed by fire. The spectacular blaze was seen miles away. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, it was originally erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition in 1851.

1944 – HMS Vanguard, Britain’s largest, and last ever battleship, was launched at Clydebank.

1955 – Floodlights were used for the first time at Wembley Stadium, during an international game with Spain.

1960 – Gary Lineker, footballer, and former England captain, was born. Despite his long career, Lineker was never cautioned by a referee for foul play, a feat equalled only by Billy Wright, John Charles and Sir Stanley Matthews.

1968 – The Trade Descriptions Act came into force making it a crime for a trader to knowingly sell an item with a misleading label or description.

1982 – A letter bomb exploded inside No. 10, Downing Street, injuring a member of staff. The package was sent by animal rights activists. Margaret Thatcher was at home when the device exploded but she was not hurt in the blast.

1983 – Seaweed contaminated by heavy radioactivity was discovered in Cumbria, near the Sellafield nuclear plant.

1987 – At Christie’s auctioneers in London, a painting by Edgar Degas, ‘The Laundry Maids’, was sold for £7.48 million.

1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merged to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace company in the world.

2002 – Probate details show George Harrison left his £99m fortune in a trust to his wife Olivia and son Dhani, depriving the taxman, of whom he wrote one of his best known Beatles songs, of £40m.

2005 – Actor David Jason marries Gill Hinchcliffe a day before receiving his knighthood from the Queen.

2007 – Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel dies of pulmonary disease aged 69.

2013 – Fast and Furious star Paul Walker dies in a car crash aged 40.

2018 – Ariana Grande released her “Thank U Next” music video. It was the biggest music video launched on YouTube. The video broke several records on YouTube and Vevo and was nominated for Video of the Year at MTV Video Music Awards 2019.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1872, the world’s first international soccer match took place? It was between England and Scotland and took place in Partick, Glasgow, ending in a 0-0 draw.

Despite Star Wars being set a “long time ago in a galaxy far far away” they have insanely advanced technology, yet they don’t have glasses.

The Capital of Cameroon is Yaounde

After the Library of Congress was burned by the British in 1814, Thomas Jefferson offered his entire personal library as a replacement – more than doubling the previous size of the library to 6,487 volumes

TV Quotes… “Well, isn’t that special?” (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady) on Saturday Night Live.

The Scooby Gang includes Scooby-doo Fred “Freddie” Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers.

I just got done with my performance review and it’s pretty clear that my boss is clueless to the difference between a “debacle” and a “fiasco”.

A group of Antelope is called a Herd.

“I’m not even supposed to be here. I’m just ‘Crewman Number Six.’ I’m expendable. I’m the guy in the episode who dies to prove how serious the situation is. I’ve gotta get outta here.” – Guy Fleegman

From Russia with Love was the last film JFK saw at the White House, on November 20, 1963, before going to Dallas.

Roulette Odds: 0,00,1,2,3 combination: Payoff: 6:1 True Odds: 13.16%

The Bohemian Rhapsody lyric “Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango”, it refers to a clown character from 17th-century theatre being asked to do a Spanish dance, which has a lively triple meter rhythm like a waltz.

Birthday : quotes

“A sound heart is a safer guide than an ill-trained conscience.” – Mark Twain

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.” – Winston Churchill

“When a great genius appears in the world the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift

“You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” – Abbie Hoffman

“I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” – Dick Clark

“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” – Dick Clark

“Hello. My name is Iñigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Mandy Patinkin, as Inigo Montoya, in The Princess Bride

“If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully.” – Dick Clark

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