November 6th: 2022

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

1975 – UK punk rock group, the Sex Pistols, gave their first public performance at London’s St Martin’s College of Art. College authorities cut the concert short after a mere 10 minutes.
Celebrity : birthdays
Sally Field, actress, 76; Jim Rosenthal, sports presenter, 75; Nigel Havers, actor, 73; Chris Glen, bassist, (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) 72; Ethan Hawke, actor/author, 52; Rebecca Romijn, actress, 50; Thandie Newton, actress, 50; Nell McAndrew, model, 49; Emma (Emily) Stone, actress, 34.

What : day is it

November 6th is All Saints’ Day, Saxophone Day as well as National Nachos Day.
This day : in history

1938 – Singer P.J. Proby was born. He was later banned from performing when his trousers regularly and ‘accidentally’ split on stage.

1942 – The Church of England relaxed its rule that women must wear hats in church.

1968 – 2300 jobs were lost when British Eagle airlines stopped flying.

1970 – Three times Grand National hero Red Rum, the greatest ever steeplechaser, won his first ever race, a novice event at Doncaster, at odds of 100/7.

1975 – UK punk rock group, the Sex Pistols, gave their first public performance at London’s St Martin’s College of Art. College authorities cut the concert short after a mere 10 minutes.

1986 – Forty five people died after a Chinook helicopter carrying oil rig workers plunged into the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.

2003 – Michael Howard took over as leader of the Conservative party after Iain Duncan Smith was ousted in a no-confidence vote.

2004 – The death, aged 66, of Fred Dibnah MBE – Bolton born steeplejack, industrial historian, mechnical engineer, steam engine enthusiast and television presenter. His coffin was towed through the centre of Bolton by his restored traction engine, driven by his son, followed by a cortège of steam-powered vehicles.

2008 – The Bank of England made a 1.5% cut in UK interest rates to 3%, the lowest level since 1955.

2011 – Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated 25 years as manager of Manchester United, making him the longest serving manager in their history and the longest serving manager in English League football. He was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game and also holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen.

2013 – Anthony Peter McCoy (commonly known as AP McCoy) became the first jump jockey to ride 4,000 winners when he triumphed with the second of two rides at Towcester, (on Mountain Tunes in the 3:10pm race).

2014 – Sheila Marsh, a 77-year-old grandmother-of-four, was granted a final wish of seeing her favourite horse for one last time – after the animal was brought to visit her in her hospital bed at Wigan Royal Infirmary. She passed away from cancer just hours after the horse, named Bronwen, was brought to see her.

2014 – The Government announced that new road signs showing height and width restrictions using both imperial and metric measurements were to be introduced. “Imperial only signs can remain in place only until such time that they become life-expired, or replaced during routine maintenance.”

2016 – New Delhi air pollution was declared a public emergency, causing the city to close many schools and construction sites. The smog had been increasing over six days, and on this day, records found harmful pollutants in the air to be 16 times over the safe limit for humans.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2005, the movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling premiered in London, UK? The premiere featured a 40 foot long fire-breathing animatronic dragon from the film.

270 scientists re-ran 100 studies published in the top psychology journals in 2008. Only half of the studies could be replicated successfully.

The Capital of Gabon is Libreville

“Go ahead, make my day.” – Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Sudden Impact, 1983

“Knowledge is half the battle. The application of knowledge is the other half.” – Gary Borthwick

The world’s oldest known creature, 507-year-old Ming the Mollusk, was mistakenly killed by scientists in 2013. #science

Tammy Wynette – Real Name: Wynette Pugh

The third leading cause of death in America – behind heart disease and cancer – is a medical error, claiming 251,000 lives each year, higher than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.

The Capital of France is Paris

The word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles.

The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English alphabet.

Birthday : quotes

“Me, I shall be an autocrat, that is my trade, and The Good God will forgive me, that is His.” – Catherine the Great (died November 6, 1796)

“Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. The worst people give you a lesson. And the best people give you memories.” – Zig Ziglar

“Dance as though no one is watching. Love as though you’ve never been hurt. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth. – John Philip Sousa

“Ain’t no chance if you don’t take it.” – Guy Clark

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

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