September 3rd: 2022

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

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Celebrity : birthdays
Steve Jones, guitarist (The Sex Pistols), 67; Suzanne Freitag, vocalist (Propaganda) 65; Rachel Johnson, journalist, 57; Derek Redmond, athlete, 57; Charlie Sheen (Carlos Estevez), actor, 57; Gareth Southgate, England football manager, 52; Fearne Cotton, broadcaster, 41; Gareth Hedlund, actor, 38; Scott Carson, goalkeeper, 37; Chris Fountain, actor, 35; Jake Quickenden, Reality TV personality, 34.

What : day is it

September 3rd is Welsh Rarebit Day, Bowling League Day and Skyscraper Day.
This day : in history

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile at over 300 mph.

1939 – British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on Germany. He formed an all-party War Cabinet with Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty.

1939 – In Britain, the formation of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau – established to help people understand and comply with new rules and regulations that were introduced at the start of World War II.

1943 – The Allies landed at Salerno, on mainland Italy, and the Italian government surrendered. It was four years to the day after war had been declared on Germany.

1954 – The National Trust purchased Fair Isle in northern Scotland, famous for its bird sanctuary and knitted sweaters.

1966 – British soldiers Captain John Ridgway and Sergeant Chay Blyth become the first Britons to row across the Atlantic. They completed a 91-day row across the Atlantic in the English Rose III, when they rowed into Inishmore on the Isle of Aran.

1988 – The first fines for not filling and returning poll tax registration forms were issued in Scotland.

1988 – HMS Southampton was seriously damaged in a collision with the MV Tor Bay in the Persian Gulf. She was only 7 years old at the time and after recovery to the UK she was rebuilt by Swan Hunter, re-entering service in 1991. She served a further 18 years.

1995 – Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Hill Norton, backed claims that the British Government was covering up evidence of a UFO sighting in the south of England in 1990.

1999 – Charges were dropped against nine photographers and a motorcyclist in connection with the 1997 crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver.

2010 – The death of Cyril Smith, MP for Rochdale from 26th October 1972 – 9th April 1992. After his death, numerous allegations of child sexual abuse emerged (including many made during his lifetime), leading the police to believe that Smith was a serial sex offender.

2014 – More than 50,000 illegal immigrants told to leave the country have been granted a “de-facto amnesty” after Home Office officials admitted they have no idea where they are.

2019 – Songwriter LaShawn Daniels, who co-wrote such hits as Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ dies in a car crash in South Carolina aged 41.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

In the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty,” it never says he’s an egg.

“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” – Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper) in Pride of the Yankees, The Pride of the Yankees, 1942

Letting helium balloons fly off into the sky is about the coolest way to litter. #ithinkofyouandletitgo

Charlie Chan was based on a real detective. Chang Apana, a Hawaiian police officer, carried a bullwhip instead of a gun and once arrested 40 people singlehandedly with it.

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” – Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) #moviequotes

One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey ~ construction began 570 AD, noted missing, and probably plundered for gold and jewelry by the 5th century AD.

Default settings rule the world.

Gene Roddenberry devised the names for his characters Khan (Khan Noonien Singh) and Data’s father Noonien Soong in the hopes that a friend he had met in WWII would recognize his name and contact him.

Brave New World – a phrase invented by William Shakespeare

In 1977, Glen Robinson won two Oscars in the same category. He had worked on the special effects of King Kong and Logan’s Run which had tied for the Special Effects Oscar. He is the only person to ever have done this.

The Capital of Macedonia is Skopje

Birthday : quotes

“Advice is a cheap commodity some seek it from me about crime, I know only one thing for sure, If you want to make crime pay, Go to Law School.” – Whitey Bulger

“The best way to not get your heartbroken, is pretending you don’t have one.” – Charlie Sheen

“The blues ain’t nothin’ but a botheration on your mind.” – Memphis Slim

“It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.” – Mort Walker

“It never occurred to me that I looked like a movie star.” – Kitty Carlisle

“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” – Ferdinand Porsche

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