October 10th: 2022

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

1975 – Elizabeth Taylor got married for the 6th time. She re-married British actor Richard Burton at a remote location in Botswana. They divorced the following year.
Celebrity : birthdays
Chris Tarrant, TV presenter/broadcaster, 76; Midge Ure, musician/singer-songwriter, 69; David Lee Roth, singer (Van Halen) 67; Tanya Tucker, country artist, 67; Martin Kemp, actor/bassist (Spandau Ballet) 61; Jim Glennie, bassist (James), 59; Tony Adams, footballer, 56; Sir Matthew Pinsent, Olympic rower, 52; Una Healy, singer (The Saturdays) 41; Jack Savoretti, singer-songwriter, 39; Gabrielle Aplin, singer-songwriter, 30.

What : day is it

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, World Porridge Day and Angel Food Cake Day.
This day : in history

1957 – A major radiation leak was detected at the Windscale (now known as Sellafield) nuclear plant in Cumbria after an accident three days earlier. Milk from about 500 square km. of nearby countryside was diluted and destroyed for about a month.

1961 – Following a volcanic eruption, the entire population of the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha was evacuated to Britain.

1971 – After being sold (to Robert McCulloch, chairman of the McCulloch Oil Corporation) then dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. McCulloch and his business associate C.V. Wood had concluded that London Bridge was exactly the kind of thing that Lake Havasu needed to make it an attractive resort city and a tourist destination. The gamble paid off and land sales in Lake Havasu City soared. From a population of just a few hundred in the 1960s, the town blossomed to 10,000 by 1974. That year, the bridge drew almost two million visitors to the new city.

1975 – Elizabeth Taylor got married for the 6th time. She re-married British actor Richard Burton at a remote location in Botswana. They divorced the following year.

1980 – Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made her memorably defiant speech “U-turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning” at her party’s conference in Brighton.

1988 – Igor Judge, a British QC, was sworn in as a High Court judge where he would be known as Mr Justice Judge.

1996 – A Scottish fisherman found a message in a bottle. It had been thrown in the North Sea in 1914 to chart the currents.

1997 – At the British Airways stand at the Conservative Party Conference, former prime minister Margaret Thatcher gave the airline a ‘handbagging’ by placing a white handkerchief over the model of an aircraft with the new style logo.

1999 – Thousands gathered to watch the giant Millennium wheel become the latest landmark on the London skyline.

2010 – PM David Cameron said defence spending would fall by 8% over four years. Harrier jump jets, the Navy’s flagship HMS Ark Royal and planned Nimrod spy planes would be axed and 42,000 MoD and armed forces jobs cut by 2015. The RAF and navy would lose 5,000 jobs each, the Army 7,000 and the Ministry of Defence 25,000 civilian staff.

2013 – The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease was hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research although ‘More work is needed to develop a drug that could be taken by patients.’ Commenting on the research, Professor Roger Morris, from King’s College London, said: ‘This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.’

2019 – 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution 40 years earlier.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1899, Isaac R. Johnson received his patent for the bicycle frame? This was the first bicycle with a modern diamond frame.

Clarence Nash was not only the voice of Donald Duck for 50 years but also performed the role when the cartoons were dubbed into other languages.

An alpaca’s gestation period lasts almost one year (350 days).

During the filming of “Conan The Barbarian”, Arnold Schwarzenegger had to cut down his workout routine because his arm and chest muscles were so big that he couldn’t wield a sword properly.

The Capital of Kiribati is Tarawa Atoll

Sugar Ray Robinson – Real Name: Walker Smith

Batman spends most of his money on expensive electronics, has little to no social life, and when he’s not dressing up and pretending to be a superhero he spends most of his time sitting in front of a computer in his parents’ basement. #soundfamiliar

“Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I never tried.” – The Frisco Doll (Mae West) #moviequotes

Roulette Odds: Two number combination: Payoff: 17:1 True Odds: 5.26%

The old movies were right: there are blinking lights everywhere in the future. #science

Goldfish can live beyond 20 years if you take good care of them. The oldest goldfish on record was 43 years.

The pizza was first mentioned over 1000 years ago in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 AD.

The Capital of Kenya is Nairobi

Birthday : quotes

“From your parents, you learn to love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.” – Helen Hayes

“This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie. This is drama.” – Ed Wood

“I guess if you keep making the same mistake long enough, it becomes your style.” – John Prine

“I just got an apartment here in Nashville, and I invested in a Queen-sized bed because I’m like, “I haven’t had a big bed since I was a kid.” I woke up this morning on one side, like, in ‘coffin position’.” – Lzzy Hale

“At the end of the day, give up your worries and give thanks for the journey.” – Ben Vereen

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” – David Lee Roth

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