August 6th Facts, Fun Trivia and History
August 6th History Highlights
August 6th is…
Fresh Breath Day
Root Beer Float Day
Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 6th Birthday Quotes
“You’re always going to face criticism, you’re always going to face challenges, but those things are there to make you stronger and more committed.”
” One sometimes finds what one is not looking for. When I woke up just after dawn on Sept. 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I guess that was exactly what I did.”
“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
“You don’t get to celebrate yourself unless you risk being mocked or rejected. As an artist, you cannot play it safe. You just can’t.”
Andy Warhol Birthday Quotes
“What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest, all the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the president knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”
– Andy Warhol
“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.”
“When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.”
“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
“Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”
“You know who would never lie to you guys about what work they had done? Celebrities.”
August 6th Birthdays
1848 – Susie Taylor, American writer and first African-American Army nurse (died in 1912)
1881 – Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1955)
1881 – Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (died in 1972)
1902 – Dutch Schultz, American gangster (died in 1935)
1911 – Lucille Ball, American comedic actress and television producer (died in 1989)
1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (died in 1997)
1926 – Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (died in 1999)
1965 – David Robinson, American basketball player
1970 – M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, and screenwriter
1972 – Geri Halliwell, English singer, dancer, and actress
1982 – Adrianne Curry, American model
August 6th History
In New York, New York, the Warner Bros.’ Vitaphone sound system premiered with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore, with music and sound effects.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
A group of Flies is called a Business or Swarm or Cloud.
Star Wars Episodes 1-6 is basically Darth Vader’s life story.
“And the sign said ‘The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.'” #songlyrics
Johnny Rotten – Real Name: John Lydon
Frank Zappa coined the term “Groupie”.
Raquel Welch – Real Name: Raquel Tejada
The phrase “…as American as apple pie” has only been around since the 1960s.
A group of Angels is called a Host.
10 rations = 1 decoration
Wayne Allwine, the voice actor for Mickey Mouse, and Russi Taylor, the voice actress for Minnie Mouse, got married in 1991.
80’s computers typically had 64 KB (yes, Kilobytes) of memory.
No one expected this post to be about the Spanish Inquisition.
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