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ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday, August 25, the 237th day of 2010. There are 128 days left in the year.


* On August 25, 2009, Senator Edward M. Kennedy died at age 77 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a battle with a brain tumor. He was instrumental in the Democratic Party’s backing of Barack Obama to become president.

* In 1916, the National Park Service was establish within the Department of the Interior.

* In 1921, the United States and Germany signed a peace treaty.

* In 1943, U.S. forces liberated New Georgia in the Solomon Islands from the Japanese during World War II.

* In 1944, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.

* In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure providing pensions for former U.S. presidents and their widows.


Sir Sean Connery turns 80 today (wfe cc photo)

80 Sean Connery, actor from the James Bond Movies; the original James Bond.

77 Tom Skerritt, actor.

77 Wayne Shorter, jazz musician.

61 Gene Simmons, rock singer of the group Kiss and soul mate of actress Shannon Tweed.

56 Elvis Costello, british rock singer.

52 Tim Burton, movie director.

49 Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer and father of Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus.

42 Rachael Ray, TV chef and host.

40 Jo Dee Messina, country singer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR AUGUST 24, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Tuesday August 24, the 236th day of 2010. There are 129 days left before the year 2011 comes along.


On this date in 1814, the White House was set on fire by British forces who invaded Washington as part of the War of 1812 (file)

* On August 24, A.D. 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, a major event in the fall of the Roman Empire.

* In 1572, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French Protestants at the hands of Roman Catholics began in Paris.

* In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, setting fire to the Capitol and the White House.

* In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party.

* In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida. 43 United States deaths were blamed on the storm.


76 Kenny Baker, actor from Star Wars.

72 Mason Williams, composer and musician of the song Classical Gas.

Cal Ripken, Jr. turns 50 today (MLB)

50 Cal Ripken, Jr., baseball Hall of Fame shortstop/third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles.

45 Marlee Matlin, actress.

37 Dave Chappelle, comedian, actor and resident of nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio which is located between Springfield and Jamestown.

22 Rupert Grint, actor from the Harry Potter.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 23, 2010: Alamanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Monday, August 23, the 235th day of 2010. There are 130 days left in the year.


* On August 23, 1960, Broadway librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, died at age 65, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, nine months after the opening of his final collaboration with composer Richard Rodgers, The Sound of Music.

* In 1305, Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason.

* In 1775, Britain’s King George III proclaimed the American Colonies in a state of “open and avowed rebellion.”


76 Barbara Eden, actress from I Dream of Jeannie with Larry Hagman.

76 Sonny Jurgenson, Hall of Fame quarterback.

61 Shelley Long, actress from Cheers.

61 Rick Springfield, rock singer and actor, Dr. Noah Drake from General Hospital.

49 Dean DeLeo, musician from Stone Temple Pilots.

40 Jay Mohr, actor and comedian.

32 Kobe Bryant, NBA star of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe Bryant turns 32 today (Stanley Packett photo)

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 22, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Sunday, August 22, the 234th day of 2010. There are 131 days left before 2011 rolls in.


* On august 22, 1910, representatives from Japan and Korea signed an annexation treaty under which Korea remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II.

* In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses.

* In 1968, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Columbia, for the start of the first papal visit to South America.


General Norman Schwarzkopf is 76 today (file)

90 Ray Bradbury, author.

76 General Norman Schwarzkopf, leader of Desert Storm.

70 Valerie Harper, actress from TV show, Rhoda.

63 Cindy Williams, actress of LaVerne & Shirley TV show.

50 Collin Raye, country singer.

47 Tori Amos, singer.

37 Beenie Man, rap-raggae singer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 21, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, August 21, the 233rd day of 2010. There are 132 days left before 2011 rolls around.


Honolulu Hawaii. 51 years ago today, Hawaii was made the 50th state in the union (file)

* On August 21, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state.

* Galileo Galilei demonstrated his new telescope to officials in Venice, Italy.

* In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat left Albany, New York, on its return trip to New York, arriving around 30 hours later.

* In 1831, Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in Virginia, resulting in the deaths of at least 55 people. He was later executed.

* In 1911, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The painting turned up two years later, in Italy.

* In 1940, exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky died in a Mexican Hospital from wounds inflicted by an assassin.

* Five years ago, August 21, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI ended his four-day trip to his native Germany, celebrating Mass for a million people in Cologne.


Archie Griffin, number 45 turns 56 years old today (file)

Philip II, King of France in 1165.

Count Basie, Jazz Pianist in 1904.

Wilt Chamberlain, 7’1 basketball player born in 1936. University of Kansas All-American. Played in the NBA for the Philadelphia Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers. He pulled down 23,924 rebounds in his career. He is best remembered for scoring 100 points in a 1962 game against the New York Knicks.

Archie Griffin, two-time Heisman Trophy winning running back for Ohio State. Born on this date in 1954, making 56 today. A former Cincinnati Bengal. He played for two legendary coaches, Woody Hayes at Ohio State and Paul Brown with the Bengals.

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