September 17th: 2022

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

2001 – The opening of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge that spans the River Tyne between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank.
Celebrity : birthdays
Sherrie Hewson, actress, 72; William Gregory, keyboards (Goldfrapp) 63; Baz Luhrmann, director, 60; Paul feig, director/screenwriter, 60; Bryan Singer, director, 57; Anastacia (Newkirk), singer, 54; Ken Doherty, snooker player, 53; Neil Blomkamp, director/screenwriter, 43; Catherine Tyldesley, actress, 39.

What : day is it

September 17th is Professional House Cleaners Day as well as Apple Dumpling Day and National Tradesmen Day.
This day : in history

1969 – Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances.

1985 – The death, aged 60, of Laura Ashley, Welsh designer and fabric retailer.

1993 – The British National Party won its first council seat in a by-election in East London, provoking fear in the local Asian community.

1998 – There was chaos in Staffordshire, when animal rights activists release around 6,000 animals from a mink farm. Mink are now devastating British wildlife, so it was not a particularly wise or humanitarian move!

2000 – Paula Yates, television personality and former wife of Bob Geldof, was found dead in bed from a suspected drug overdose. She was 40 years old.

2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopened for trading after the September 11 attacks. It was the longest the New York Stock Exchange had been closed since the Great Depression.

2001 – The opening of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge that spans the River Tyne between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the ‘Blinking Eye Bridge’ due to its shape and its tilting method to let tall ships pass underneath.

2007 – Worried savers continued to flock to some Northern Rock bank branches to withdraw their savings when the bank applied to the Bank of England for emergency funds. Chancellor Alistair Darling appealed for calm, nevertheless £2bn was withdrawn from Northern Rock accounts in just 3 days.

2012 – Italy’s Chi magazine pushed ahead with its plan to publish a series of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, complete with a curt dismissal of the protests raised by the royal family.

2013 – A wedding service at Holy Cross Church in Sherston, Wiltshire, was delayed for an hour when an owl that was bearing the wedding rings fell asleep in the church roof.

2014 – A businessman gambled £900,000, the biggest amount of money ever staked on a political event, on Scotland staying in the United Kingdom. He called it an ‘investment’ rather than a gamble, with a profit of £193,333.33 in the event of a ‘No’ vote, and it was!

2019 – During the Senate climate crisis task force, climate change activity Greta Thunberg said, “You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry.” Thunberg’s speech was met with laughter and a round of applause to which the leader of the Senate task force, Ed Markey, vowed: “We hear you. We hear what you’re saying, and we will redouble our efforts.”

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1789, the moon of Saturn, “Mimas,” was discovered? The German-British astronomer William Herschel located it using the famous “Forty-foot Telescope” in Slough, England.

“Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head” #songlyrics

To be called inconsistent, you have to be consistently inconsistent. Making you consistent.

Charlie Brown is a comic strip about a depressed and lonely 6-year-old that never has anything goes his way and we read it and laugh.

The NES, SNES, N64, and GameCube were all released for the same list price in North America: $199

People on Scooby-Doo always dressed up as monsters to show that people are the real monsters. #deepcartoonthoughts

There might be particles that do move faster than the speed of light, but we just wouldn’t be able to see them. #science

“Hello, gorgeous” – Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) #moviequotes

How is the letter “W” spelled out with more than one letter? Doubleyou? Dubalyoo?

The line “Luke, I am your father” is never spoken. The actual line is; “No, I am your father.”

On the other hand, you’ve got five fingers.

Birthday : quotes

“I don’t blame you for writing of me as you have. You had to believe other stories, but then I don’t know if anyone would believe anything good of me anyway.” – Billy the Kid

“Take good care of your employees, and they’ll take good care of your customers, and the customers will come back.” – J. Willard Marriott

“I never panic when I get lost. I just change where it is I want to go.” – Rita Rudner

“The challenge, whenever you create anything, is to persevere and push away the negative voices. And the more you accomplish, the louder they get. The key is to shut them off and trust in your heart where you’re going.” – Anne Bancroft

“I always have a point of view. It may not be right, but it’s my own.” – Baz Luhrmann

“You know the oxygen masks on airplanes? I don’t think there’s really any oxygen. I think they’re just to muffle the screams.” – Rita Rudner

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