On This Day — October 23rd

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October 23rd is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention, presided over by Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis, was held in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

1942 – World War II: Japanese forces began their ill-fated attempt to recapture Henderson Field from the Americans.

1956 – The Hungarian Revolution began as a peaceful student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building.

1973 – The Watergate scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.

2002 – Chechen separatists seized a crowded theater in Moscow, taking approximately 700 patrons and performers hostage.

Celebrity Birthdays

Film Director Ang Lee turns 63

TV Host Nancy Grace turns 58

Actor Ryan Reynolds turns 41

So You Think You Can Dance Cat Deeley turns 41

The View Co-Host Meghan McCain turns 33

Model Ireland Baldwin turns 22

Happy Birthday to all October 23rd babies!

 

 

 

Daily Blind Item — Network Overtures

 

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This A list network are reportedly making overtures to a disgraced A list personality, who was formerly one of the biggest names on the network.

‘I expect there to be a lot of controversy if the deal goes through,’ our source whispers.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our A list personality?

What is the network?

On This Day — October 20th

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October 20th is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

On this day in history:

1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.

1910 – The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

1973 – The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.

1977 – Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashes.

2011 – National Transitional Council rebel forces capture ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte and kill him shortly thereafter.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Rapper Snoop Dogg turns 46

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel turns 29

The Office Star John Krasinski turns 38

Lord of the Rings Actor Viggo Mortensen turns 59

Singer Dannii Minogue turns 46

Professional Wrestler Scott Hall turns 59

Happy Birthday to all October 20th babies!

Daily Blind Item — No Nom For You

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You might not remember this, but after Nicole Kidman starred as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco, there was an incredible amount of buzz about Kidman’s performance and the Weinstein Company even purchased the distribution rights based off of a short clip.

This movie has similar buzz for the lead’s performance, but insiders are telling us that we should be expecting a Grace of Monaco and not a Capote in this movie.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our lead?

What is the movie?

On This Day — October 19th

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October 19th is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

On this day in history:

1469 – Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.

1781 – At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis hand over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrender to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1960 – The United States government imposes a near-total trade embargo against Cuba.

1973 – President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.

2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

Celebrity Birthdays:

The White Queen Star Rebecca Ferguson turns 34

The Crown Actor John Lithgow turns 72

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. turns 64

Harry Potter Actor Michael Gambon turns 77

Community Actress Gillian Jacobs turns 35

Iron Man Actor Jon Favreau turns 51

Happy Birthday to all October 19th babies!

On This Day — October 18th

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October 18th is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

On this day in history:

1775 – African-American poet Phillis Wheatley is freed from slavery.

1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service.

1929 – The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered “Persons” under Canadian law.

1963 – Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray cat becomes the first cat launched into space.

Celebrity Birthdays:

High School Musical Star Zac Efron turns 30

Alpine Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn turns 33

Teen Wolf Actor Tyler Posey turns 26

Alt-Right Commentator Milo Yiannopoulos turns 33

Singer-Songwriter Ne-Yo turns 38

Happy Birthday to all October 18th babies!

Daily Blind Item — Anonymous Source

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A month before a recent big scandal broke, an anonymous source, who had never supplied me with anything before, reached out with an email that documented the scandal and many of the things that would happen.

I contacted AS back asking for proof and failed to get a response.

A separate source took a look at the email for me and we’ve figured out who it was (or at least who the information was coming from.)

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our anonymous source?

On This Day — October 17th

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October 17th is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

Events:

1814 – Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.

1827 – Bellini’s third opera, Il pirata, is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano

1860 – First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).

1931 – American gangster Al Capone was convicted on five counts of income tax evasion.

1964 – Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opened the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra.

2000 – A rail accident at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, caused the collapse of Railtrack and the introduction of widespread speed limit reductions throughout the rail network.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Comedian Norm Macdonald turns 58

Actor Mark Gatiss turns 51

Rapper Eminem turns 45

UFC Holly Holm turns 36

Actress Felicity Jones turns 34

Max Irons turns 32

Happy Birthday to all October 17th babies!

Daily Blind Item — Mr. Failed Experiment

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Gossipers, I have some tee for you today…

Hollywood tried their hardest to make this twinky actor into a superstar, but you – the movie-viewing public – were not in any way accepting and apparently our twink’s agent – a former stronger supporter – finally gave up a few month ago and told the actor that he might as well as forget about those A list dreams and settle for a role on television.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our failed experiment?