October 6th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts
October 6th History Highlights
October 6th is…
Mad Hatter Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 6th Birthday Quotes
“I can’t imagine a duller fate than being the best-dressed woman in reality. When I want to do something, I don’t pause to contemplate whether I’m exquisitely gowned. I want to live, not pose!”
“Every experience makes you grow.”
“In fighting nature, man can win every battle except the last. If he should win that too, he will perish, like an embryo cutting its own umbilical cord.”
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don’t like dark. They like the story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.”
October 6th Birthdays
1820 – Jenny Lind, Swedish opera singer, “The Swedish Nightingale”
October 6th History
1876 – The American Library Association was founded.
1948 (Earthquake) Ashgabat, Soviet Union
1948 – The first television network soap opera, Faraway Hill, is broadcast by the DuMont Network.
1973 – #1 Hit October 6, 1973 – October 19, 1973: Cher – Half-Breed
1979 – #1 Hit October 6, 1979 – October 12, 1979: Robert John – Sad Eyes
October 6, 1981 Birthday (fictional) Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali, Big Bang Theory, TV
1981 – Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat was murdered by Khalid Islambouli.
1985 – Jem and the Holograms debuted, in syndication
1986 – Double Dare premiered on Nickelodeon
1990 – #1 Hit October 6, 1990 – October 12, 1990: Maxi Priest – Close To You
2000 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS
2004 – Ghost Hunters premiered on Syfy
2007 – Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe (pedal power).
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
If you say you are in the top five, you are either fourth or fifth, otherwise, you’d be in the top three.
“Red Room, Busted” #misunderstoodlyrics
Alan Alda – Real Name: Alfonso D’Abruzzo
The most verified miles ever put on a car is 1,615,000 miles on a 1966 Volvo P-1800.
Cats don’t know they’re internet superstars.
That moment you wake up to find your pants hanging from a chandelier and think, “How did I end up in a place with a chandelier?”
“Get off my lawn!” – Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino #moviequotes
Sea mammals move their tails up and down. Fish move their tails side to side. So mermaids are mammals. #science
“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” – Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper) #moviequotes
Natalie Portman – Real Name: Natalie Herschlag
You’ve never seen 100 percent of any movie because you’re always blinking every few seconds. #nowyouknow
If Chuck Norris were a germ he’d be in that .1% that nothing ever seems to kill.
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