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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, October 14, the 287th day of 2010. There are 78 days left in the years.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

U.S. Peace Corps idea was suggested on this date by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy (file photo)

* On October 14, 1960, the idea of a Peace Corps was suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan.

* In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a speech.

* In 1944, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution for alledgedly conspiring against Adolf Hitler.

* In 1947, Air Force test pilot Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier as he flew the Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.

* In 1968, the first successful live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.

* In 1987, a 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22-feet down an abandoned well at a private day-care center; she was rescued on October 16.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Roger Moore, actor from the James Bond films.

72 Melba Montgomery, country singer.

71 Ralph Lauren, fashion designer.

64 Justin Hayward, singer-musician (The Moody Blues)

36 Natalie Maines, country singer (the Dixie Chicks).

32 Usher, singer.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Wednesday, October 13, the 286th day of 2010. We have 79 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Bill Mazeroski hit the game-winning homer on this date in 1960 (Pirates photo)

* On October 13, 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7, 10-9, on a home run by Bill Mazeroski, an Ohio native from Martins Ferry.

* In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the order of his wife, Agrippina.

* In 1775, the U.S. Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

* In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.

* In 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, it’s one-time axis partner.

* In 1944, American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

* In 1960, Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the third televised debate of their presidential campaign. Nixon was in Los Angeles; Kennedy was in New York.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

72 Shirley Caesar, gospel singer.

69 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter and musician.

63 Sammy Hagar, singer, musician.

51 Marie Osmond, singer from famous Osmond family.

41 Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater and Olympic silver medalist.

39 Sasha Baron Cohen, actor.

30 Ashanti, singer.

28 Ian Thorpe, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, October 12, the 285th day of 2010. There are 80 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in what became the Bahamas.

* In 1918, the Cloquet Fire erupted in Minnesota; about 450 died.

* In 1933, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed sheriff, Jess Sarber.

* In 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five people.

* In 2002, a bomb blamed on Islamic militants destroyed a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people, many of them foreign tourists.

* In 2000, Seventeen sailors were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Activist Dick Gregory turns 78 today (file photo)

78 Dick Gregory, comedian & activist.

63 Chris Wallace, broadcast journalist.

60 Susan Anton, actress, model & singer.

48 Chris Botti, jazz musician.

42 Hugh Jackman, actor.

41 Martie Maguire, country musician of the Dixie Chicks.

33 Bode Miller, skier & Olympic gold medalist.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 AND MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday October 9, the 282nd day of 2010. There are 83 days left to go before 2011 rolls in.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* 1888, The public was admitted to the Washington Monument for the first time.

* 1930, Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.

* 1975, Soviet Scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the Nuclear Arms Race.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Former golfer Annika Sorenstam turns 40 today (LPGA photo)

John Lennon, singer, guitarist, songwriter. Born in Liverpool, England in 1940, died in 1980 when Mark Chapman shot him outside his New York apartment. Former Beatles star who went on to a successful solo career.

Trent Lott, politician born in 1941.

Tony Shalhoub, actor who plays on the TV show, “Monk”, born in 1953.

Scott Bakula, actor, TV producer, born in 1953.

Annika Sorenstam, golfer, born in 1970.

Steve Burns, actor, musician, born in 1973.

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