On This Day — September 24th

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September 24th is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1789 – The Judiciary Act of 1789 was signed into law, establishing the U.S. federal judiciary and setting the number of Supreme Court Justices.

1841 – Raja Muda Hashim, uncle of the Sultan of Brunei, granted Sarawak to British adventurer James Brooke.

1903 – Alfred Deakin became the second Prime Minister of Australia, succeeding Edmund Barton who left office to become a founding Justice of the High Court of Australia.

1964 – The Warren Commission released its report to the U.S. president, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The report was made public three days later.

1975 – Dougal Haston and Doug Scott on the Southwest Face expedition became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest by ascending one of its faces.

Celebrity Birthdays

F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in 1896

The Muppet’s Jim Henson is born in 1936

SNL’s Phil Hartman is born 1948

WWE’s Stephanie McMahon turns 42

On This Day — September 11th

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September 11th is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of the year.

Between the years AD 1900 and 2099, September 11 of the Gregorian calendar is the leap day of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars. These leap days occur in the years immediately before those which are leap years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. In all common years of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars, September 11 is New Year’s Day.

Events

1758 – Seven Years’ War: France repelled an invasion attempt by the British in the Battle of Saint Cast.

1893 – On the opening day of the first Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda introduced Hinduism to the United States.

1914 – During the First World War, the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force invaded German New Guinea, winning the Battle of Bita Paka.

1978 – Janet Parker, a British medical photographer, became the last recorded person to die from smallpox, leading to a debate on whether the virus should be preserved.

2001 – Al-Qaeda used four hijacked passenger airliners to carry out a series of suicide attacks against targets in New York City and the Washington, D.C., area.

Celebrity Birthdays

Paul Heyman turns 53

Harry Connick Jr. turns 51

Taraji P. Henson turns 48

Ludacris turns 41

On This Day — August 31st

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August 31st is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1888 – The body of Mary Ann Nichols was found in Buck’s Row, London, allegedly the first victim of the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

1897 – Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope, a precursor to the movie projector.

1941 – During World War II a detachment of Chetniks captured the town of Loznica in German-occupied Serbia.

1978 – Musa al-Sadr, the Iranian-born Shia cleric and then religious leader of Lebanon, disappeared during an official visit to Libya.

1998 – North Korea claimed to have successfully launched Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite, although no objects were ever tracked in orbit from the launch.

Celebrity Birthdays

Actor Richard Gere turns 69

Comedian Chris Tucker turns 47

Wrestler Jeff Hardy turns 41

Wrestler Mickie James turns 39

On This Day — August 24th

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August 24th is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

410 – Rome was sacked for the first time in approximately 800 years, by the Visigoths under Alaric I.

1812 – Peninsular War: Seeing that his army was in danger of being cut off, French commander Jean-de-Dieu Soult retreated from Cádiz, ending a 30-month siege.

1892 – Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, one of the world’s first purpose-built football grounds, opened.

1941 – Adolf Hitler ordered the suspension of the T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and disabled, although killings continued in secret for the remainder of the war.

1992 – Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida, the third most intense Category 5 system to hit the United States during the 20th century.

Celebrity Birthdays

WWE’s Vince McMahon turns 73

Stephen Fry turns 61

Ava DuVernay turns 46

Dave Chappelle turns 45

Rupert Grint turns 30

On This Day — July 27th

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July 27th is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 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).

Events

678 – Sclaveni attackers were forced to give up their siege of the Byzantine city of Thessalonica, being unable to penetrate the city’s defenses.

1214 – Philip II of France decisively won the Battle of Bouvines, the conclusive battle of the 1213–1214 Anglo-French War.

1949 – The de Havilland Comet, the world’s first commercial jet airliner to reach production, made its maiden flight.

1953 – An armistice was signed to end hostilities in the Korean War, officially making the division of Korea indefinite by creating an approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) wide demilitarized zone across the Korean Peninsula.

2002 – A Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft crashed during an aerobatics presentation at an airshow near Lviv, Ukraine, killing 77 people and injuring over 500 others.

Celebrity Birthdays

Triple H turns… 49
Profession: WWE Wrestler & Executive
Awards: WWE Champion x9

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau turns… 48
Profession: Game of Thrones Actor
Awards: N/A

Maya Rudolph turns… 46
Profession: SNL / Bridesmaids Actress
Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nomination x1

Alex Rodriguez turns… 43
Profession: Baseball Legend
Awards: All-Star x14 +World Series x1 + Gold Glove Award x2

Jonathan Rhys Meyers turns… 41

Profession: The Tudors Actor
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all July 27th babies from the Gossip Life!

On This Day — May 25th

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May 25th is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui let the invading Manchus pass through the Great Wall of China, allowing them to capture Beijing, leading to the foundation of the Qing dynasty.

1738 – King George II of Great Britain negotiated a cease-fire between the British colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania, ending Cresap’s War.

1816 – The English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge published one of his most famous poems, “Kubla Khan”.

1979 – Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school in New York City, and later became one of the first missing children to have his picture featured on milk cartons.

2013 – Naxalite insurgents of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) attacked a convoy of Indian National Congress leaders in the state of Chhattisgarh, causing at least 27 deaths.

Celebrity Birthdays

Legendary Actor Ian McKellen turns 79

Comedian Mike Myers turns 55

Actor Cillian Murphy turns 42

WWE Star Roman Reigns turns 33

Olympian Aly Raisman turns 24

On This Day — May 23rd

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May 23rd is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1555 – Giovanni Pietro Carafa became Pope Paul IV, beginning a short but tumultuous papacy, during which the Papal States suffered a serious military defeat.

1706 – War of the Spanish Succession: Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the allied forces of England, the Dutch Republic, and Denmark–Norway defeated the Franco-Spanish-Bavarian army in Ramillies, present-day Belgium.

1873 – The North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was established to bring law and order to, and assert Canadian sovereignty over, the Northwest Territories.

1951 – Delegates of the 14th Dalai Lama and the government of the newly established People’s Republic of China signed the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet, affirming Chinese sovereignty over Tibet.

2013 – An oversize load struck several support beams on the bridge carrying Interstate 5 over the Skagit River in the U.S. state of Washington, leading to its immediate collapse.

Celebrity Birthdays

Dynasty Star Joan Collins turns 85

Politician George Osborne turns 47

Singer Jewel turns 44

Director Ryan Coogler turns 32

WWE Star Bray Wyatt turns 31

On This Day — May 22nd

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May 22nd is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

853 – Byzantine–Arab Wars: The Byzantine navy began to sack and plunder the port city of Damietta on the Nile Delta, whose garrison was absent at the time.

1762 – The Trevi Fountain in Rome was officially inaugurated by Pope Clement XIII.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in a river, making him the only U.S. President to ever hold a patent.

1958 – Ethnic rioting broke out in Ceylon, targeted mostly at the minority Sri Lankan Tamils, resulting in up to 300 deaths over the next five days.

2012 – Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world at a height of 634 m (2,080 ft), opened to the public.

Celebrity Birthdays

Singer Morrissey turns 59

Super Model Naomi Campbell turns 48

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin turns 40

Actress Maggie Q turns 39

WWE Star Daniel Bryan turns 37

On This Day — April 26th

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April 26th is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1478 – In a conspiracy to replace the Medici family as rulers of the Florentine Republic, the Pazzi family attacked Lorenzo de’ Medici and killed his brother Giuliano during High Mass.

1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).

1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.

1865 – U.S. Army soldiers cornered and fatally shot John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, in rural northern Virginia, ending a twelve-day manhunt.

1958 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue, one of the first major electric trains in the U.S., made its final run.

1970 – The World Intellectual Property Organisation came into being when its convention entered into force.

1994 – Just prior to landing at Nagoya International Airport, the copilot of China Airlines Flight 140 inadvertently pushed the wrong button, causing the plane to crash and killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

Celebrity Birthdays

Actor Star Jet Li turns 55

Comedian Kevin James turns 53

WWE Superstar Kane turns 51

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump turns 48

Movie Star Channing Tatum turns 38

Actress Jordana Brewster turns 38

 

Blind Item Revealed — WWE & The Undertaker

We told you about Goldberg’s illustrious return to the WWE after over ten years away and here we are again with another similar scoop – we’ve received word about another wrestling legend – not Goldberg – returning to the ring after some time in retirement.

‘It’s not a sure thing yet,’ our WWE source tells us, ‘but there’s definitely been overtures and interest.’

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our wrestling superstar?

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The Undertaker and the WWE

Blind Posting: 11/01/18

Popular Guesses: Stone Cold Steve Austin / The Rock / Daniel Bryan / The Undertaker

The Story: The Undertaker Returns to WresleMania, Defeats John Cena

Despite the BBC and many other media sources reporting that legendary wrestler and regular WWE fixture for almost 30 years The Undertaker had retired back in early 2017, the former WWE Champion shockingly reversed the apparent decision and wrestled again at the company’s biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 34.

I was told in January that while The Undertaker had officially retired the previous year with his final fight being a loss against the controversial Roman Reigns, the WWE was reaching out in an attempt to lure the star into another match with his opponent being the popular John Cena, who was passionately advocating for the bout behind the scenes.

Despite The Undertaker’s declining psychical condition and initial reluctance to wrestle again, The Undertaker agreed and faced off against Cena at WrestleMania with Cena losing in under ten minutes. The WWE kept the Deadman’s manifestation a surprise and built the show around John Cena repeatedly challenging him to absolutely no response.

My source has told me since that The Undertaker, 53, received his best payday ever for the appearance and was paid over 7 figures, which makes him one of the highest paid wrestlers of the year and quite possibly of all time.

The WWE have also announced The Undertaker is set to wrestle again with an appearance at the Greatest Ever Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia currently scheduled.