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ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 14, 2010: Almanac, News & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, August 14, the 226th day of 2010. There are 139 days left in the year.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it first event this day in history in 1909 (

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* On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

* In 1848, the Oregon Territory was created.

* In 1900, international forces , including U.S. Marines, entered Peking to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreign influence.

* In 1909, the newly opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted it’s first event, a series of motorcycle races.

* In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

* In 1947, Pakistan became independent of British rule.

* One year ago, August 14, 2009, Charles Manson follower, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, 60, convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison after more than three decades behind bars.


* CBS has set a date for the premiere of The Talk, the network’s new daytime talk show with six female co-hosts, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

The hourlong program, will air at 2 p.m. weekdays and kicks off on October 18.

* Dora, The Explorer is 10 years old. There will be a birthday adventure show this Sunday, August 15 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

* Actress Rachel Bilson and actor Hayden Christensen are no longer engaged. Bilson’s publicist says that the three-year romance is over.

* Rock star Alanis Morissette is expecting a baby, her first with new husband Mario Treadway (aka rapper Souleye). Morissette is 36 and Treadway who is 30, married on May 22.

* 93-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor returned home this week to recuperate after being hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center since July 17 for a broken hip. Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt says she is glad to be home.


69 David Crosby, rock singer.

69 Connie Smith, country singer.

65 Steve Martin, actor, comedian.

63 Danielle Steele, famous author.

51 Earvin “Magic” Johnson, former NBA star.

44 Halle Berry, actress from Cleveland, Ohio

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 13, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Friday, August 13, the 225th day of 2010. There are 140 days left in the year.

U.S. Flag first raised on this date in 1846 in Los Angeles (file)


* On August 13, 1910, Florence Nightingale, the flounder of modern nursing, died in London, at age 90.

* In 1624, King Louis XIII of France appointed Cardinal Richelieu as his first minister.

* In 1846, the American flag was raised in Los Angeles for the first time.

* In 1860, legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born in Darke County, Ohio, which is in between Montgomery, Preble and Miami counties.

* In 1932, Adolph Hitler rejected the post of vice chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out “for all or nothing.”

* In 1961, Berlin was divided as East Germany sealed the border between the city’s eastern and western sectors and began building a wall.

Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Mosey in Darke County, Ohio (wfe cc photo)

* In 1981, in a ceremony at his California ranch, President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions.

* One year ago, August 13, 2009, The Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick to a one-year deal, prompting criticism from animal-rights activists over his role in a dog fighting ring.


84 Fidel Castro, former Cuban president.

62 Kathleen Battle, opera singer and native of Portsmouth, Ohio.

51 Danny Bonaduce, actor and radio persoanality. A former member of The Partridge Family.

49 Sam Champion, TV weatherman of Good Morning America.

49 Dawnn Lewis, actress on A Different World, which also included Sinbad, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy and Jada Pinkett.

48 John Slattery, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair photos & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Thursday, August 12, the 224th day of 2010. There are 141 days left in the year.

Batcopter at the Fair (


* On august 12, 1960, the first ballon communications satellite, the Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral.

* In 1859, poet and English professor Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the words to America the Beautiful, was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

* In 1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impreach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

* In 1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.

* In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed a Postal Reorganization Act, which abolished the U.S. Post Office Department in favor of the independently run U.S. Postal Service.

U. S. Marines booth at the Fair (

* In 1985, the world’s worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people. Four people survived the crash.

* Ten years ago, August 12, 2000, Boxer Evander Holyfield won a 12-round unanimous decision over John Ruiz in Las Vegas for the vacant World Boxing Association heavyweight title. Holyfield, now 47, will be boxing again in October of 2010. See the story in today’s latest stories section of the website.

Pete Sampras in 2007 photo, is 39 Today (wfe cc photo)


71 George Hamilton, actor.

61 Mark Knopfler, rock singer-musician for the group, Dire Straits.

56 Pat Metheny, jazz musician.

47 Sir Mix-A-Lot, rapper.

39 Pete Sampras, tennis player.

39 Michael Ian Black, comedian.

35 Casey Affleck, actor.

104.9 WCVO-FM, The River, one of several media outlets at the fair (

Helicopter flying over Fairgrounds (

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11, 2010: Alamanacs, Ohio State Fair photos and Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday, August 11, the 223rd day of 2010. There are 142 days left before 2011.

This shirt was a hit all over the fairgrounds (

The YoYo Ride (


* On August 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.

* In 1860, the nation’s first successful silver mill began operation near Virginia City, Nevada.

* In 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.

* In 1949, President Harry S. Truman nominated General Omar N. Bradley to become the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

* In 1960, the African country of Chad became independent of France.

* In 1992, the Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota.


U.S. Marines display at the Fair (


82 Arlene Dahl, actress formerly of One Life To Live.

61 Eric Carmen, singer and Cleveland, Ohio native.

57 Hulk Hogan, wrestler and actor.

56 Joe Jackson, British singer of the song Steppin’ Out.

45 Viola Davis, actress.

43 Joe Rogan, comedian and TV host.

34 Will Friedle, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 10, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair Photos & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Tuesday August 10, the 222nd day of 2010. There were 143 days left in the year.

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* On August 10, 1846, President James K. Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

* In 1680, Pueblo Indians launched a successful revolt against Spanish colonists in present-day New Mexico.

* In 1809, Ecuador struck its independence from Spain. Ecuador achieved independence in 1822.

* In 1885, Leo Daft introduced America’s first commercially operated electric streetcar, in Baltimore.

* In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

* In 1949, the National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense.

* In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

State of Ohio bird, the Cardinal (

Skyride at the Fair (

State Fair Theatre (


87 Rhonda Fleming, actress.

82 Eddie Fisher, actor and father of actress Carrie Fisher.

67 Ronnie Spector, singer.

50 Antonio Banderas, actor.

38 Angie Harmon, actress formerly of Law and Order.

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Helicopter rides at the Fair (

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