A research that analyzed the birthdays of all 20 million husbands and wives in England and Wales failed to reveal any evidence of attraction or compatibility between people of particular star signs. manchester.ac.uk/discover…
Simone Segouin was a French Resistance fighter in WWII that was only 18 when Germany invaded. She took part in large-scale missions, such as capturing German troops, derailing trains, and other acts of sabotage. And she is still alive and just celebrated her 95th birthday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim…
English cricket great Denis Compton was renowned for his absent-mindedness. He once arrived at a match without his kitbag, so he used an antique bat from the stadium's museum; and during a major celebration in honour of his 70th birthday, his mother rang, telling him that he was only 69 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels had severe depression and mourned his birthday by wearing black clothes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
The secret formula for WD-40 is stored in a bank vault and has only left it twice; once was on its 50th birthday when the CEO of WD-40 rode through Times Square on a horse with a suit of armor on and the formula in hand cnbc.com/2012/08/23/7-Sou…
BHM is in February and the reason behind it being in the 2nd month of the year is, the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. Since they made history for the lives of African/Black people and reformed to try to give them equal rights. So they dedicate BHM in February. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Ja Rule lived with his grandparents, who were Jehovah’s Witnesses. He assumed his grandparents were cheap because they didn't celebrate birthdays or Christmas. time.com/2954051/ja-rule-…
Today I learned about Robert Dreyer, who crashed his car into a fire hydrant on his 89th birthday. He went to check on the damage to the car, but the water pressure from the hydrant was so great that it created a sinkhole and sucked him in, killing him. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
In 1985, Burma demonetised the 50 and 100 Burmese kyat notes without warning, introducing 75 kyat notes, to honour dΡ–ctator Ne Win's 75th birthday. In 1987, Burma demonetised the 25, 35, and 75 kyat notes without warning, introducing 45 and 90 kyat notes, to honour Ne Win's favourite number - 9 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
A number of roman era wooden tablets were found in Hadrian's wall in 1973. They contain correspondence of soldiers stationed there, including a birthday invitation written by a woman and a letter from a soldier's mom, telling him that she sents new pairs of underpants and socks petersommer.com/blog/arch…
Betty White was good friends with famed author John Steinbeck. White's husband Allen Ludden attended the same school as Steinbeck's wife Elaine. The couples became close friends and Steinbeck gave an early draft of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech to Ludden for his birthday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
Warner communications attempted to claim ownership of "Happy Birthday". reuters.com/article/warne…
Frank Sinatra recorded a unique version of β€œLady is a Tramp” for Ringo Starr’s wife, which the Beatle presented to her for her birthday. It includes the line β€œShe married Ringo, And she could have had Paul, That’s why the lady is a champ” youtu.be/QyyF8_cq7SM
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, October 2nd. This holiday was established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 15, 2007 and is still celebrated worldwide today to honor Gandhi's nonviolent movements.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
People living in Commonwealth countries get a birthday card from the Queen of England when they turn 100, 105, and all birthdays after that. gov.uk/get-birthday-anniv…
Actor Sam Elliott -- known for his full mustache, and deep, resonant voice -- voices Smokey the Bear in the iconic character's public service announcements, and that the two share the same birthday: Smokey was first introduced on August 9, 1944, the same day Elliott was born. npr.org/2014/08/08/338776…
The cast of Whose line is it anyway? attended Steve Jobs' 50th birthday party and did live improv reader.epubee.com/books/m…
Today I learned about doljabi which is a tradition for a child's first birthday in Korea. The child is placed in front of a table with many items and the item they pick up first shows what the child will grow up to be. For example, if they pick money, they'll be rich. If they pick a book, they'll be smart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
Every time Lisa Simpson has a birthday on "The Simpsons" she turns 8 youtube.com/watch?v=OuZLu…
:Elderly patients 23% more likely to die if surgery is on the surgeon’s birthday psychnewsdaily.com/elderl…
The song "Happy Birthday to You" is actually in the public domain and has been since since 2017. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
Scientologists celebrate several major holidays, including the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard (March 13); the initial publication of Dianetics (May 9); and the anniversary of the maiden voyage of Hubbard's yacht the Freewinds (June 6). scientology.ca/faq/inside…
There is no one origin of pointed birthday hats. In fact, this distinctive headgear has been around at the very least since 2800 BC, when ancient Egyptian pharaohs donned it. It is unknown if pointed hats were adopted from Egypt or if they simply began systematically appearing around the world. ehow.com/about_6458648_hi…
The city of Trier, Germany, sold 0 euro banknotes with Karl Marx's portrait printed on them in 2018, commemorating Marx's 200th birthday, having been born in the city. money.cnn.com/2018/04/19/…
Today I learned about 'Birthday effect' - a statistical phenomenon where your likelihood of death appears to increase on or close to your birthday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Today I learned of Anatoly Moskvin who mummified the bodies of 26 girls and dressed them as dolls over the course of 10 years. He placed them throughout his apartment and treated them like his children, by celebrating their birthdays and singing. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Ancient Egyptians built King Ramses II statue with precise accuracy to be illuminated by the Sun, a phenomenon that only occurs twice a year. Once on February 22nd for his coronation and again on October 22nd for his birthday. egyptindependent.com/sun-…
Ed O'Neill used to make birthday phone calls to fans of β€˜Married With Children’ in character, and in true Al Bundy nature, he only called them collect. eonline.com/news/717462/1…
During WW2, Japanese PM Kantaro Suzuki expressed condolences to the American people for the death of FDR, understanding the role Roosevelt played in their advantageous position in the war. In contrast, he snubbed Hitler on his 56th birthday nids.mod.go.jp/english/ev…
Around the birth of Ted Kennedy his 14-year old brother John (JFK) asked their parents to be his godfather and to name him George Washington Kennedy since he was born on Washington’s 200th birthday. Their parents only granted the first request. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
John Mayer's production team couldn't decide a budget for the music video of his song "New Light", so he went downtown and shot one with a company that makes birthday and bar mitzvah videos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Today I learned of pharaoh Ptolemy VIII and his sister-wife Cleopatra II. When Ptolemy married his niece (Cleopatra's daughter by another brother), it caused Cleopatra to rebel in support of their 12-year-old son. Ptolemy responded by dismembering their son and sending the pieces to Cleopatra on her birthday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pto…
Babe Ruth believed that his birthday was February 7, 1894. However, when he applied for a passport he looked up his birth certificate and found his birthday listed as February 6, 1895, nearly a full year later than he thought. history.com/news/10-thing…
All male U.S. citizens (and male residents) must register for military conscription ("Selective Service") within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Failure to register is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole 'money, not love' before escaping on a boat. cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/15/…
Tom Cruise is obsessed with sending his co-stars cakes, even ones he worked with decades ago. Louis Theroux, documentary maker, even went to his grandmother's 100th Birthday Party to find 100 cupcakes from Tom Cruise, after Tom worked with his cousin. insider.com/tom-cruise-se…
During the Victorian era, a newly developed feeding bottle for infants was introduced. Infant moαΉ›tality rates due to these bottles were shocking– only 2 out of 10 infants lived to their 2nd birthday, but parents continued to buy and use them and they earned the name as murdeαΉ› bottles. anomalien.com/the-victori…
Today I learned of the "Giant Panda Kindergarten" in China where 18 cubs celebrated their 1st birthday in 2019. Researchers mistakenly thought pandas liked solitary life & kept each panda in a tiny den; the pandas got depressed & didn't want to mate; this changed when pandas were allowed to hang out together. chinadaily.com.cn/a/20190…
You’re more likely to die on your birthday than any other day of the year insider.com/death-more-li…
The city of George, Washington celebrates national holidays such as the Fourth of July, and Washington's Birthday, with cherry pies. The world's largest cherry pie is also baked every year on July 4, and served to a crowd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned of β€œThe Milk”. In 1994, a student at MIT bought a carton of milk but forgot to use it, and rediscovered it 10 months later. Instead of binning it he threw a β€˜birthday’ for it. A cult following developed for this legendary expired dairy product. In 2015 it celebrated its 21st birthday. alum.mit.edu/slice/invest…
"Happy Birthday To You" was created by a kindergarten teacher Patty Hill and her sister Mildred in 1912. It is the most recognized song in the English language. By one estimate, the song is the highest-earning single song in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
Chuck E. Cheese’s official backstory is that he is an orphaned mouse who does not know his own birthday. To make up for never having a birthday party of his own, he hosts parties for children. And his middle name is Entertainment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Steve from Blue’s Clues once showed up unannounced to a kid’s birthday party after seeing a party sign and blue paw print on the house’s mailbox. He showed up in character and costume, handed our presents and refused any compensation from the parents. spin.com/2004/02/me-and-y…
So many Soviets died during WWII that a Soviet male born in 1923 had just a 20% of surviving until his 23rd birthday. youtube.com/watch?v=HJ56M…
Today I learned about Chuck E Cheese's origin story. He grew up in an orphanage and did not know his own birthday. They celebrated birthdays on a weekly basis at the orphanage where they enjoyed pizza and sang "Happy Birthday", his favorite song. He's also really good at playing Pong and won $50 for it once. fatherly.com/news/chuck-e…
In 2013, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover hummed Happy Birthday to itself by vibrating its sample-analysis unit to obtain the musical tune, but did so only on its first β€œbirthday”. theatlantic.com/science/a…
July 12th is arguably the birthday of England, as it was on 12 July 927 that King Athelstan's overlordship of the Kingdom of York was recognized, making him the first ruler of all the territory of what we now know as England en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Famous jazz pianist Fats Waller was kidnapped by gangsters for three days in Chicago in 1926. He was the "surprise guest" at Al Capone's birthday party. He was later found very drunk, extremely tired, and had earned thousands of dollars in cash from Capone and other party-goers as tips. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
The U.S. Army promoted Donald Duck to the rank of Sergeant and retired him from active duty on his 50th birthday because Donald was never officially separated from service in any of his wartime cartoons or comics. headstuff.org/culture/his…

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