September 28th: 2022

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

1928 – Scottish born pharmacologist Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered what later became known as penicillin.
Celebrity : birthdays
Jon Snow, TV journalist, 75; Gary Johnson, football manager, 67; Paul Jewell, football manager, 58; Janeane Garofolo, comedienne/actress, 58; Moon Unit Zappa, author/actress, 55; Mira Sorvino, actress, 54; Naomi Watts, actress, 54; Dita Von Teese (Heather Sweet), burlesque artist, 50; Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, 50; Willy Caballero, goalkeeper, 41; St Vincent (Annie Clark), singer-songwriter/musician, 40; Melody Thornton, singer/dancer, (The Pussycat Dolls) 38; Hilary Duff, actress/singer, 35; Marin Čilić, tennis player, 34; Mark Oxley, goalkeeper, 32.

What : day is it

September 28th is also known as Good Neighbor Day as well as Drink Beer Day.
This day : in history

1912 – Unionists in Northern Ireland signed the Solemn League and Covenant, pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.

1918 – World War I: The start of the Fifth Battle of Ypres. The British sustained almost 5,000 casualties but advanced the front line by up to 18 miles and captured approximately 10,000 German soldiers, 300 guns and 600 machine guns.

1923 – The Radio Times was first published.

1928 – Parliament passed the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.

1928 – Scottish born pharmacologist Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered what later became known as penicillin when he found that a mould had developed on an accidentally contaminated staphylococcus culture plate. His ‘bacteria killer’ discovery changed the world of modern medicine and has saved millions of people around the world.

1946 – Future England football captain Billy Wright played in his first England international.

1984 – A high court judge ruled that the miners’ strike was unlawful because a union ballot was never held.

1985 – Riots broke out on the streets of south London after a woman was shot and seriously injured in a house search. Local people had already been very critical of police tactics in Brixton and a mood of tension exploded into violence as night fell.

1986 – British boxer Lloyd Honeyghan won the world welterweight title.

1996 – At Ascot, Frankie Dettori became the first jockey to win all seven races at a meeting. The odds on this happening were 25,095 to 1. Bookmakers lost over £18 million pounds as a result.

2013 – Baroness Thatcher’s ashes were laid to rest in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Lady Thatcher died, aged 87, on 8th April. A simple headstone bore the inscription Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013. She was Britain’s first woman prime minister and the longest-serving prime minister of the twentieth century.

2018 – Science magazine announced that half the killer whale population would likely die due to human pollution.

2019 – Elon Musk announced that he was building a spaceship called Starship that would travel to Mars and return to Earth. This incredible ship will be 164 feet tall by 30 feet wide (50 x 9 meters) and capable of carrying 300,000 lbs (150 tons).

Trivia : and shower thoughts

The Scary Statistic: Assault by Firearm odds: 1-in-325

What to do: Stay away from guns, and keep people with guns 400 or more yards away from you. Stay five miles or more away from tanks, or stay right inside of the tank.

During the filming of The Passion of the Christ, both Jim Caviezel (who played Christ) and assistant director Jan Michelini got hit by lightning. Michelini got hit twice.

The sound of Krakatoa erupting was so loud that it circled the Earth four times! times! times! times!

If you only swat the slowest mosquitoes, the fastest will survive and they will get faster with every generation.

“You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen, which doesn’t say much for you.” – Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx) #moviequotes

Draco was an Ancient Greek legislator who wrote the first code of law in Athens. Over time his laws were seen as increasingly harsh and punitive, which is why we say a law is “draconian” when the punishment is too extreme for the crime.

The Capital of Lesotho is Maseru

In 20 years, iPhones, flat screens, and kitchen aid mixers will hang from the ceiling of Cracker Barrel.

If you ever feel like you don’t have any good ideas, know that someone is living in a mansion right now because of dino-shaped chicken nuggets.

The Bosnian national anthem plagiarized the theme to National Lampoon’s Animal House.

TV Quotes… “Gee, Mrs. Cleaver …” (Eddie Haskell) on “Leave it to Beaver”

IMDB is owned by Amazon.

Birthday : quotes

“A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.” – Confucius

“White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.” – William S. Paley

“Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.” – Al Capp

“I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn’t pursue it. I feel like I’m cheating sometimes.” – Ben E. King

“Be bold before you get stuck not being bold.” – Hilary Duff

“A man is great not because he hasn’t failed; a man is great because failure hasn’t stopped him.” – Confucius

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