August 6th

Today is a very special day for Granny over at Granny lost the Plot.

It is a Happy candle day.

Welcome to the Club.



Remember you are not 60.

You are 30 with 30 years experience of being 30!

Sharing this birth date were:

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809, English poet famous for “ The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”.
  • Alexander Fleming 1881 Scottish scientist who discovered penicillin at St Mary’s Hospital, London in 1928.
  • Charles Crichton 1910 English film director who directed The lavender Hill Mob and thirty years later, A Fish Called Wanda.
  • Lucille Ball 1911 American comedienne who starred in the series I Love Lucy.
  • Robert Mitchum 1917 American actor who starred in The Enemy Below, Cape Fear, The longest Day and many other films.

On this day in:

1623 Death of Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare’s wife.

1926 Gertrude Ederle aged 20 from New York, became the first woman to swim the English Channel in a lung-bursting 14 hours 31 minutes, battering the 51-year-old record held by Englishman Matthew Webb, by 1hour 59 minutes.

1988 The Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova dances with the Kirov Ballet for the first time since she defected 18 years previously and gains a 35-minute standing ovation for her performance as Odette in Swan lake.

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Many Happy Returns Granny!


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