September 12th: 2022

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

2018 – Crosshatch drawings discovered on a 1.5-inch piece of stone in Blombos Cave in South Africa were found to be the oldest known human drawing at 73,000 years old.
Celebrity : birthdays
Rachel Ward, actress, 65; Steve Ogrizovic, goalkeeper, 65; Hans Zimmer, film score composer, 65; Joe Pantoliano, actor, 61: Ben Folds, singer-songwriter/pianist/producer, 56; Louis C. K. (Székely), comedian, 55; Kenny Thomas, singer, 54; Ángel Cabrera, golfer, 53; Darren Campbell, athlete, 49; James McCartney, musician, 45; Ben McKenzie, actor/director, 44; Jennifer Hudson, singer/actress, 41; Layla Moran, MP, Lib Dem politician, 40; Alfie Allen, actor, 36; RM (Kim Nam-joon), singer (BTS) 28; Mhairi Black MP, SNP politician, 28.

What : day is it

September 12th observes Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Grandparent’s Day and Video Games Day.
This day : in history

1890 – Salisbury, Rhodesia, was founded as a military fort by by Cecil Rhodes. They originally named the city Fort Salisbury after the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, then British prime minister.

1906 – The opening of the Newport Transporter Bridge in south east Wales. Only eight such bridges remain in use worldwide and this is the oldest and largest of the three historic transporter bridges which remain in Britain.

1908 – The marriage of Winston Churchill to Clementine Hozier.

1936 – Britain’s Fred Perry won the US Tennis Championships against Donald Budge. Britain had to wait a further 76 years for a male singles champion and on 11th September 2012 Andy Murray won the US Open, beating Novak Djokovic.

1960 – Ministry of Transport (MoT) tests on motor vehicles were introduced in the UK.

1970 – The supersonic Concorde passenger jet landed at Heathrow Airport for the first time to a barrage of complaints from nearby residents about noise.

1972 – Two British trawlers were sunk by Icelandic gunboats during the ‘cod war’

1987 – The BBC filmed the first ‘Top of the Pops’ to be sold in America.

2000 – Britain was brought to a standstill as fuel tax protesters, backed by tanker drivers, caused petrol shortages.

2005 – England took the Ashes from Australia for the first time since 1987.

2012 – After three years reviewing 450,000 documents, including those relating to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Merseyside police, the Hillsborough Independent Panel published its report. The report exposed the police campaign to blame Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster which saw the death of 96 fans. It led to a new criminal inquiry into the disaster and an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

2014 – The death, aged 88, of Dr Ian Paisley, the former firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader. For decades he was the face of opposition to compromise with the IRA in Northern Ireland. Friends and one-time foes described him as a ‘colossus’ and ‘big man of Irish politics’.

2018 – Crosshatch drawings discovered on a 1.5-inch piece of stone in Blombos Cave in South Africa were found to be the oldest known human drawing at 73,000 years old.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

A recent survey showed that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy. 

“You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They’re out of order!” – Arthur Kirkland #moviequotes

It’s never healthy food wrappers you see littered on the road.

Ethel the cook says “I Put That S*** on Everything!” about Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

The first mail-away exclusive figure to be introduced by Hasbro was the Kellog’s “Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise” featured in Kellog’s Fruit Loops Cereal.

Bruce, the vegetarian shark from “Finding Nemo”, was named after the animatronic shark used while filming “Jaws”.

A group of Webmasters is a Linkage.

A group of Falcons is called a Cast.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, “Gadsby”, which contains over 50,000 words – none of them with the letter ‘E’.

Today is the tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday.

The Hulk was originally gray, but Marvel changed him to green after problems with ink in their presses.

If you look at Die Hard from the bad guy’s perspective it’s just Ocean’s 11 gone really wrong.

Birthday : quotes

“Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you are not cool enough to look down on anyone…” – Paul Walker 

“We all have the power to choose how we are going to handle every situation we are faced with throughout our lives. We are in control of the decision we make whether it’s about work, relationships, parenting, or our health.” – Jennifer Hudson

“‘I’m bored is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘Im bored’.” – Louis C. K.

“We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It’s just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.” – Barry White

“If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.” – Maurice Chevalier

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