July 13th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 13th History Highlights
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Bean 'n' Franks Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
Fool's Paradise Day
Go West Day
Gruntled Workers Day
National Beef Tallow Day
National French Fry Day
July 13th Quotes
"You can have all the tools in the world but if you don't
genuinely believe in yourself, it's useless."
"If you wish a thing done, get some one to do it for you;
but if you wish it done well, do it yourself."
"People are always saying that I must have been the class
clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the
class clown; I was a class clown's writer."
"If there's anyone in space, what they'll learn about the
human race will be listening to us talking on the car phone."
"If someone says 'Give me one word of advice,' I say 'be
fearless.' And knowing without any shadow of a doubt that what
they have to give - who they are - is totally unique and not shared
by anybody else. And to believe in that uniqueness. It took me
decades before I developed courage as an actor."
"When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property
they have little or no stake in their communities."
July 13th Birthdays
1864 - John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman (died in 1912)
1911 - Bob Steele, American radio personality (died in 2002)
1913 - Dave Garroway, American journalist and television personality (died in 1982)
1922 - Leslie Brooks, American actress (died in 2011)
1928 - Bob Crane, American actor (died in 1978)
1935 - Jack Kemp, American politician (died in 2009)
1940 - Patrick Stewart, English actor
1942 - Harrison Ford, American actor
1942 - Roger McGuinn, American singer-songwriter
1946 - Cheech Marin, American actor and comedian
1951 - Didi Conn, American actress
1956 - Michael Spinks, American boxer
1957 - Cameron Crowe, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1962 - Tom 'SpongeBob" Kenny, American voice actor and screenwriter
1966 - Gerald Levert, American R&B singer-songwriter (died in 2006)
1969 - Ken Jeong, American actor, comedian and physician
1974 - Deborah Cox, Canadian singer-songwriter
1988 - Colton Haynes, American actor
1988 - Steven R. McQueen, American actor
2003 - Wyatt Oleff, American actor
2005 - Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Canadian actor
July 13th History
1787 - The Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also established procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally read "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after a renovation in 1949.
1951 - Arnold Schoenberg, famous 20th century composer, had triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), he died on July 13th 1951.
1957 - #1 Hit July 13, 1957 - August 30, 1957: Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
1959 - #1 Hit July 13, 1959 - August 9, 1959: Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
1974 - #1 Hit July 13, 1974 - July 26, 1974: George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
1977 - New York City Blackout of 1977
1985 - #1 Hit July 13, 1985 - July 26, 1985: Duran Duran - A View to a Kill
2002 - Fox News Channel became the #1 cable TV news service of the US, beating long-time champ CNN
2013 - George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
July 13, 2305 Birthday (fictional) Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, TV
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Harry's father, James Potter is the villain from every teen comedy.
Clarke's First Law: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Every activity will lead to weight-loss if you add "instead of eating" at the end of the sentence.
Legally Blonde was originally a novel based on author Amanda Brown's experiences at Stanford Law School.
The Capital of Nauru is no official capital; government offices in Yaren District
Vincent Van Gogh sold only one work of art during his lifetime.
There are a total of 3,863,484 unique Lego bricks in The Lego Movie.
A group of Guinea Fowl is called a Confusion.
Roulette Odds: numbers 1 to 12: Payoff: 2:1 True Odds: 31.58%
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
Quotes from Spongebob are like inside jokes; youll get weird stares if you say them around people who dont know them. "I never thought those Pirates would beat all those Robots!"
I bought the world's worst thesaurus earlier. Not only was it terrible, but it was also terrible.
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