2856 Abraham Lincoln-Abraham Lincoln’s speech in Bloomington, Illinois was so captivating that it caused every single reporter present to forget to take notes. There is no copy of this speech in existence, and we can only guess at the content. This speech is known as Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Lost Speech’.
The creation of public drinking fountains in the US was supported by the Temperance Movement to stop people from drinking alcohol.
3598 Breakfast Can Wait-Prince used an image of Dave Chappelle dressed as him on the cover of his 2013 single, “Breakfast Can Wait.” When asked about it Chappelle said, “What am I going to do - sue him for using a picture of me dressed up like him? ... That’s checkmate right there.”
3482 Mustafa Kemal-During the Battle of Gallipoli from WW1, Turkish Lt. Colonel Mustafa Kemal learned that allied ships were advancing to his coast and ordered his men to march there. When he arrived there, he saw Allied warships making landfall, and a group of Turkish soldiers running toward him, away from the fight. He told them, “I’m not ordering you to attack! I’m ordering you to die!” In spite of smaller number and lesser ammunition, Turks won the battle and Mustafa Kemal went on to become president of the Turkish Republic.
1387 Terry Fox
Edna Mode, the superhero costume designer in The Incredibles, is voiced by Brad Bird, the film's director. Bird voiced Edna during storyboarding sessions, after which the production team couldn't find an actress who could do the voice better than him.
3721 Halle Berry-Director Bryan Singer constantly fought with Storm actress Halle Berry while filming X2. At one point, after shooting had run late, Barry marched off set, telling Singer, “You can watch my black ass while I walk out of here.”
1850 London terror attack tribute
3290 Bottled water-About 25% of all bottled water in the US comes from the city’s tap including Aquafina (Pepsi) and Dasani (Coke).