September 18th: 2022

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

2014 – Scotland votes to stay a member of the UK in an independence referendum.
Celebrity : birthdays
Peter Shilton, goalkeeper, 73; John Aldridge, footballer/manager, 64; Joanne Catherall, singer (Human League) 60; John Fashanu, footballer/TV presenter, 60; Tara Fitzgerald, actress, 55; Lance Armstrong, cyclist, 51; Jada Pinkett Smith, actress, 51; James Marsden, actor, 49; Sol Campbell, footballer/manager/pundit, 48; Jason Sudeikis, comedy actor/writer, 47; Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer, 46 Dizzee Rascal (Dylan Kwabena Mills), rapper, 38; Chris Eubank Jr, boxer, 33; Christian Pulisic, footballer, 24.

What : day is it

September 18th is celebrated as Cheeseburger Day, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day and Respect Day.
This day : in history

1914 – The Irish Home Rule Act (intended to provide self-government for Ireland within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) became law, but was delayed until after World War I.

1939 – William Joyce, whose upper-class accent earned him the nickname Lord Haw-Haw, made his first Nazi propaganda broadcast from Germany to the UK.

1944 – World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoed Junyō Maru, a Japanese cargo ship used to transport prisoners. It was the world’s greatest sea disaster at the time with 5,620 dead. 723 survivors were rescued, only to be put to work in conditions similar to those of the Burma Railway where death was commonplace.

1947 – The birth of Russ Abbot, musician, comedian and actor who first came to public notice during the 1970s as the singer and drummer with the British comedy showband the Black Abbots. He later forged a solo career as a television comedian with his own weekly show on British television.

1949 – The British pound was devalued by 30% by Chancellor Sir Stafford Cripps.

1970 – Guitarist Jimi Hendrix died in his sleep from choking on his own vomit at a house where he was staying in Notting Hill.

1994 – Warwickshire became the first side to win the County Cricket Championship, the Benson and Hedges Cup and the Sunday League title in one season.

1996 – At Sotheby’s in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid £21,000 for the recording notes for Hey Jude, the song Paul McCartney wrote for him.

2000 – Survivors of the Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail crashes that killed 39 and injured more than 650, accused Railtrack of putting costs before safety.

2012 – Two unarmed female police officers PC Nicola Hughes (23) and PC Fiona Bone (32) were killed in a gun and grenade ambush attack in Mottram – Greater Manchester. It led to the arrest of a wanted man Dale Cregan. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said it was one of the force’s ‘darkest days’.

2014 – A referendum was held in Scotland, with one single question on the ballot paper – “Should Scotland be an independent country?” The “No” side won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour. The turnout of 84.6% was the highest recorded for an election or referendum in the United Kingdom

2014 – The world famous golf club, the Royal & Ancient at St. Andrews, voted overwhelmingly to end its 260-year ban on female members, with immediate effect.

2017 – Hurricane Maria passes over the Caribbean island of Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, destroying 90% of structures.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1793, President George Washington marked the location for the Capitol Building in Washington DC? He would then return periodically to oversee construction himself.

“Oh, you just put lotion on? You’re not going anywhere.” -Doorknobs

Dido – Real Name: Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong

“How you doin’?” – Joey Tribbiani (Friends)

Scar really had bad timing when taking over the throne as the Lion King during a horrible drought.

Being a VFX artist, no one will ever believe my UFO footage is real.

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” – Robert Frost

Elvis Presley was born a twinless twin – his brother, Jesse Presley, was stillborn.

If you want the right answer on the internet, post the wrong one

Radar is an acronym for RAdio Detection And Ranging.

Ironically, The One Ring from Lord of The Rings is probably the most replicated ring ever.

Benjamin Franklin designed one of the first US coins and instead of “In God We Trust” it said “Mind Your Business”

A group of Wolves (at rest) is called a Pack.

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Birthday : quotes

“Nothing really worth having is easy to get. The hard-fought battles, the goals won with sacrifice, are the ones that matter.” – Aisha Tyler

“Any chance I had to get in front of people – amateur talent contests at movie houses like the Broadway, the president – I took.” – Frankie Avalon

“I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them.” – Fred Willard

“There is no such thing as an average human being. If you have a normal brain, you are superior.” – Benjamin Carson

“Karaoke is the great equalizer.” – Aisha Tyler

“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.” – Greta Garbo

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