October 14th: 2022

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

1929 – The world’s largest airship, the R101, made its maiden voyage. At the time of this achievement, it was the world’s largest flying vessel, clocking in at an astonishing length of 223 meters (731 feet).
Celebrity : birthdays
Marcia Barrett, singer (Boney M), 74; Chris Amoo, singer, (The Real Thing) 70; Carole Malone, newspaper columnist , 68; Thomas Dolby, keyboards/singer/songwriter/software developer, 64; Steve Cram, athlete, 62; Matthew Le Tissier, football pundit, 54; Natalie Maines, singer-songwriter (Dixie Chicks) 48; Shaznay Lewis, singer-songwriter (All Saints) 47; Usher (Raymond), singer, 44; Ben Whishaw, actor, 42.

What : day is it

October 14th is known as World Standards Day, National Dessert Day and Be Bald and Be Free Day.

This day : in history

1843 – The British arrested the Irish nationalist Daniel O’Connell for conspiracy to commit crimes. O’Connell campaigned for the right of Catholics to sit in Parliament and the repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland. 

1878 – The first football match played under floodlights took place at Bramhall Lane, Sheffield, in front of a crowd of just under 20,000. Two generators positioned behind each goal powered lights on 30 ft. high wooden towers situated at each corner of the field. The light was deemed so bright that some ladies present put up their parasols to protect themselves from being burned!

1881 – 189 men died when the Berwickshire fishing fleet was caught in a hurricane. The tragedy, which became known locally as Black Friday, remains Scotland’s worst fishing disaster. 129 of the victims came from the village of Eyemouth.

1913 – Britain’s worst pit disaster. More than 400 miners were killed in an explosion down a mine at Senghenydd in Glamorgan, S. Wales.

1929 – The world’s largest airship, the R101, made its maiden voyage. At the time of this achievement, it was the world’s largest flying vessel, clocking in at an astonishing length of 223 meters (731 feet).

1939 – The Royal Navy battleship, HMS Royal Oak, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine while at harbour in Scapa Flow, off the northern coast of Scotland, a little more than a month after the start of World War II. 810 British seamen were killed.

1940 – Cliff Richard was born. His first hit was ‘Move It’.

1969 – Ahead of the complete changeover to decimalization, Britain scrapped the 10 shilling note and introduced the 50 pence coin.

1983 – Cecil Parkinson, Trade and Industry Secretary, resigned after revelations about his affair with his former secretary Sara Keays.

1986 – An historic moment for Queen Elizabeth II as she became the first British monarch to walk along the Great Wall of China.

1994 – NASA’s space probe Magellan burned in the Venus atmosphere. Magellan’s main job was to map out the planet, and it successfully carried out the mission before losing contact.

2007 – American reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” premiered on the E! Network.

2013 – The death of Grace Jones, the oldest person in the UK, at the age of 113 years 342 days. She was the last living British person to be born in the 1800s.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1979, the first LGBT civil rights march took place in Washington D.C.? Up to 125,000 people joined the parade, and it was broadcast live on several National Public Radio affiliates.

There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.

The next time “Sweet Caroline” starts playing, I’m gonna pretend I’ve never heard it before. And watch people lose their minds.

“This is not Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.” #moviequotes

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.

“Ask not what your country can do for you …” – John F. Kennedy

The most common title for a document/file is Untitled.

The letter b in “subtle” is a super subtle letter.

Marilyn Monroe – Real Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson

Scorpios are far too shrewd and skeptical to trust in something so flaky like astrology.

When you yawn and stretch at the time, you are “pandiculating.”

In 1934, future president Gerald Ford threatened to quit his college football team unless his black teammate was allowed to play in a game against Georgia Tech.

Birthday : quotes

“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” – William Penn

“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” – E.E. Cummings

“Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Success is all about having the confidence to shoot for something even if it seems impossible.” – Usher

“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.” – C. Everett Koop

“For me, style is about quality, integrity, and timelessness. It is free of trends but always feels fresh and new.” – Ralph Lauren

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