September 25th: 2022

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

1997 – British fighter pilot, Andy Green, shattered the world land-speed record by averaging more than 714 miles per hour on three blazing runs in the Black Rock Desert.
Celebrity : birthdays
Felicity Kendal, actress, 76; John Fiddler, musician (Medicine Head) 75; Pedro Almodovar, director/writer, 73; Mark Hamill, actor, 71; Steve Severin (Bailey), bassist (Siouxsie and the Banshees) 67; Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer, 67; Michael Madsen, actor, 64; Heather Locklear, actress, 61; Maria Doyle Kennedy, actress, 58; Will Smith, actor, 54; Catherine Zeta Jones, actress, 53; Declan Donnelly, TV personality, 47; Jodie Kidd, model/racing driver, 44.

What : day is it

September 25th is National Lobster Day, Math Story Telling Day as well as World Dream Day and National Comic Book Day.
This day : in history

1885 – It snowed in London – the earliest recorded winter fall despite reports that on 12th June 1791 snow was sighted over the capital.

1897 – The start of Britain’s first motorized (as opposed to horse-drawn) bus service, in Bradford.

1929 – Comedian Ronnie Barker was born. TV programmes included – Porridge, Open all Hours and The Two Ronnie’s.

1944 – World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdrew from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden. It was the largest airborne operation up to that time.

1956 – A Transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated. It consisted of 4,500 miles of cable, laid in waters up to 2.5 miles deep between Gallanach Bay, near Oban and Clarenville, Newfoundland and initially carried 36 telephone channels.

1967 – Britain, France and West Germany signed an agreement to co-operate on an ‘airbus’ airliner, intended to rival American production.

1977 – In Britain, independent airline owner Freddie Laker took on the main commercial airlines with his first ‘Skytrain’ service between London and New York.

1983 – Thirty eight republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals’ lorry and smashed their way out of the Maze prison in County Down, Northern Ireland, considered one of the most escape-proof prisons in Europe. The escape was the biggest in British history, and the biggest in Europe since World War II when 76 Allied POW’s managed to escape from German Stalag Luft III.

1996 – The last of the ‘Magdalene Asylums’ closed in Waterford, Ireland. The asylums, for ‘fallen women’ and others believed to be of poor moral character, such as prostitutes, operated for much of the 19th and well into the 20th century.

1997 – The British Thrust SCC car, driven by RAF pilot Andy Green, set a new world record land speed record of 714.44 mph at Black Rock Desert in Nevada. On October 15th in the same year, Thrust SSC became the first land vehicle to exceed the speed of sound when it achieved 763 mph (Mach 1.020), also at Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Thrust SSC remains the world’s first and only supersonic car.

2010 – Ed Miliband won the Labour leadership after narrowly beating brother David in a dramatic run-off vote ahead of the party’s conference.

2012 – In what was claimed to be a world first, the Tullibardine whisky distillery in Perthshire signed a deal to turn by-products from their distillery into butanol to power cars.

2017 – Uber’s licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London.

2018 – Comedian Bill Cosby is sentenced to 3-10 years in jail for sexual assault.

2019 – Parliament resumed (11:30am) after the previous day’s unanimous decision by 11 Supreme Court judges that Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s recent decision to prorogue (suspend parliament) for five weeks was wrong and unlawful, as it would stop MPs carrying out their duties in the run-up to Brexit on 31st October. Johnson said that he strongly disagreed with the ruling but that he would respect it.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 2016, Selena Gomez reached 100 million followers on Instagram? She was the first person ever to reach this number and achieved a world record by doing so.

Saltwater taffy isn’t actually made with saltwater at all. They started calling it that as a joke, a marketing ploy, and it just took off from there.

“I blow bubbles when you are not near” #misunderstoodlyrics

The more people that hate you ideologically, the more significant you are from a historical perspective.

Everyone wants to be normal, but no one wants to be average.

“Did you bring me my cheez whiz, boy?” – the old man in The Blues Brothers #moviequotes

Notice the big letter on the face of the dollar bill? Each letter represents which Federal Reserve Bank printed it! “F” is for Atlanta

How was the Roman Empire cut in half? … With a pair of Caesars!

“We’ve got to stop this Veggie Monster rumour before me reputation ruined.” – Cookie Monster

“If the number 666 is considered evil, then technically, 25.8069758 is the root of all evil.”

There is no statement or opinion that exists in which everyone agrees upon, including this one.

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

Birthday : quotes

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

“My father always says, ‘Never trust anyone who has a TV bigger than their bookshelf.’ So I make sure I read. Back at home, I just put up a massive bookcase and asked everyone I know and love to help me fill it with their favorite books. It’s been quite nice because I’ve learned a lot about my friends and family from what they’ve been giving me. A book says a lot about a person.” – Emilia Clarke

“One thing my dad once said to me, ‘You either want to be right, or you want to be happy. To be happy, there’s gotta be a conversation.” – Donald Glover

“Like anyone else, there are days I feel beautiful and days I don’t, and when I don’t, I do something about it.” – Cheryl Tiegs

“The Voice There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What’s right for you – just listen to The voice that speaks inside.” – Shel Silverstein

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