Fun Facts and Famous Birthdays

By: torbakhopper

Today’s Fun Facts:

Today is International Mud Day, Waffle Iron Day, Hug Day, and Camera Day!

The number of the day is: 76. That’s the number of times a smoker attempts to quit before succeeding.

 

Today in History:

A meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away on this date in 1908.

On this date in 1994 the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

A 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

 

Famous Birthdays:

Mike Tyson turns 50 today! He retired as an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Michael Phelps turned 31 today! He won eight gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Singer Cheryl Cole is 33 today! Did you know she was inspired by Britney Spears as a teenager?