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Daniel Radcliffe’s Birthday

British actor Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his role as Harry Potter, was born on July 23, 1989 in London, England.

Radcliffe got his start playing the young title character in BBC One’s television adaptation of David Copperfield. At the age of 11, he was offered the role of Harry Potter, a character he would play in 8 series films over the span of 10 years. The Harry Potter films have been credited as the highest grossing film series of all time with receipts of over $7.7 Billion.

In 2007, Daniel Radcliffe transitioned to stage acting and began starring in productions such as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the critically acclaimed Equus. He has also acted in several other films such as The Woman in Black and Kill Your Darlings with more projects to come.

Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe!

Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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National Flitch Day

“But never for us the flitch of bacon though, That some may win in Essex at Dunmow.”

-“Prologue to the Wife of Bath’s Tale”

The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer

A flitch is a measurement of bacon, now called a slab. Dating back to the early 1100s, a couple who had been married and faithful to one another for at least a year and a day could take home a flitch of bacon on July 19. The couple had to stand mock trial and confess that they still loved one another and had been faithful in their marriage in front of a jury of their peers. After reciting the pledge, they literally could “bring home the bacon”.

Flitch Trails are still held every four years in Great Dunmow, England. Couples must convince a local jury made of six bachelors and six bachelorettes that they do not regret being married. If they are successful, they receive a flitch of bacon and are paraded victoriously through the streets.

Sources: Gone-ta-Pott, The Ultimate Holiday Site

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