Tuesday October 16th 2012

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Thought for the Day

“I like women.
I don’t understand them,
but I like them.”

Sean Connery
(1930- )

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (August 25th, 1930-) is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.

Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock. He was knighted in July 2000. Connery has been polled as “The Greatest Living Scot” and “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure”. In 1989, he was proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted “Sexiest Man of the Century”.


History Today;

  • 1859 – John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1869 – The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is “discovered”.
  • 1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
  • 1995 – The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.

Birthdays Today;

  • 1854 – Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (d. 1900)
  • 1890 – Paul Strand, American photographer (d. 1975)
  • 1922 – Leon Sullivan, American civil rights leader and pastor (d. 2001)
  • 1943 – Fred Turner, Canadian bass player (Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
  • 1947 – Bob Weir, American musician (Grateful Dead)
  • 1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and writer
See also  Tuesday March 11th 2014

Did You Know This About Scotland?

Scotland is reputed for its whisky, known outside Scotland as Scotch Whisky. What few people know is that whisky was invented in China, and was first distilled by monks in Ireland in the early 15th century before reaching Scotland 100 years later.

Scottish dishes are well-known for their weird names, like Forfar Bridie (a meat pastry), Cock-a-leekie (soup), Collops (escalope), Crappit heid (fish dish), Finnan haddie (haddock fish), Arbroath Smokie (smoked haddock), Cullen Skink (haddock soup), Partan bree (seafood dish), Mince and tatties (minced meat and potatoes), Rumbledethumps, Skirlie…

Scotland has some 790 islands, 130 of which are inhabited.

The Encyclopædia Britannica, the world’s oldest surviving encyclopedia and one of the most scholarly of encyclopaedias, was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh. The first nine editions (out of fifteen so far) were all edited in Scotland. From 1901 it was edited conjointly in New York City and London.


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