September 6th: 2022

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

1997 – The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, was held in Westminster Abbey, London. An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide watched the service on television.
Celebrity : birthdays
Buster Bloodvessel (Douglas Trendle), singer (Bad Manners), 63; Pal Waaktaar, guitarist/songwriter (A-Ha), 61; Pat Nevin, footballer, 59; Rosie Perez, actress, 58; Macy Gray singer, (Natalie McIntyre), 53; Paddy Boom, (Patrick Seacor), drummer (Scissor Sisters), 53; Emily Maitlis, journalist, 52; Idris Elba, actor/musician, 50; Greg Rusedski, former tennis star, 49; Tim Henman, former tennis star, 48; Nina Persson, singer (The Cardigans), 48; Naomie Harris, actress, 46; Mathew Horne, actor, 44; Kerry Katona, media personality, 42; Pippa Middleton, socialite, 39.

What : day is it

September 6th is Read A Book Day, National Coffee Ice Cream Day and Fight Procrastination Day.
This day : in history

1879 – The opening of Britain’s first telephone exchange – at Lombard Street in London.

1880 – England beat Australia by five wickets at the Oval in the first Test Match played in England. English batsman W.G. Grace scored a century.

1939 – World War II: In an episode known as The Battle of Barking Creek, a friendly fire incident near Ipswich resulted in the first war death of a British fighter pilot (Pilot Officer Montague Hulton-Harrop). The incident exposed the inadequacies of RAF radar and identification procedures, leading to them being greatly improved by the crucial period of the Battle of Britain.

1944 – World War II: The city of Ypres in Belgium was liberated by allied forces. As it was a difficult name to pronounce in English, British troops nicknamed the city ‘Wipers’.

1960 – Ten skeletons were found in 3,800 year old graves at Stonehenge including one with the remains of a baby dating back more than 4,500 years.

1963 – Cilla Black signed a contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. She changed her name from White to Black after a misprint in the music paper Mersey Beat.

1968 – Eric Clapton adds the guitar solos to the George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ for The Beatles White Album. On the same day, Swaziland gains independence from Britain.

1986 – The first series of the British medical drama television series ‘Casualty’.

1988 – 11-year-old Thomas Gregory, from London, swam the channel, reaching Dover after 12 hours. He was the youngest person ever to achieve a cross-channel swim.

1990 – Sir Len Hutton, cricketer, and the first professional to captain England, died at the age of 74.

1997 – The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, was held in Westminster Abbey, London. An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide watched the service on television.

2014 – A study by Cass Business School claimed that the secret to a long life is having a waistline no larger than half your height. A waist to height ratio of 80 per cent or more could reduce life expectancy by up to 20 years.

2019 – Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, dies aged 95.

Trivia : and shower thoughts

Did you know that on this day in 1522, Ferdinand Magellan’s ship “Victoria” completed the first circumnavigation of Earth? The trip took almost three years and Magellan himself died on the journey.

Whole and hole are pronounced identically but mean the opposite.

A nanosecond is how long it takes light to travel 0.98357106 feet

The Beatles helped end racially segregated concerts by refusing to play at segregated events.

Voltaire – Real Name: Francois-Marie Arouret

If the question is why the answer is usually money.

Confetti is the arch-enemy of bubbles.

After I drink a glass of water, I use more water to wash it than the original amount I drank from it

Orson Welles’ last film role was the voice of Unicron in Transformers: The Movie.

“Read my lips: No new taxes!” – George H.W. Bush

“Take the car. Go to Mum’s. Kill Phil. Grab Liz. Go to the Winchester. Have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over” – Shaun

“Fuller! Go easy on the Pepsi!” – Leslie McCallister in Home Alone #moviequotes

Birthday : quotes

“I’m an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

“My purpose is far greater than my pain.” – Foxy Brown

“I’m in competition with myself and I’m losing.” – Roger Waters

“I keep very weird hours. I never know when I’m going to get an idea.” – Sergio Aragones

“The care of a house, the conduct of a home, the management of children, the instruction and government of servants, are as deserving of scientific treatment and scientific professors and lectureships as are the care of farms, the management of manure and crops, and the raising and care of stock.” – Catharine Beecher

“I live as I choose or I will not live at all.” – Dolores O’Riordan

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