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ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 26, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Thursday, August 26, the 238th day of 2010. There are 127 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

State of Alaska was voted into statehood on this date in 1958 (file)

* On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was certified in effect.

* In 55 B.C., Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain but achieved limited success.

* In 1910, humanitarian and Nobel Peace laureate Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in present-day Skopje, Macedonia.

* In 1910, Thomas Edison demonstrated for reporters an improved version of his Kinetophone, a device for showing a movie with synchronized sound.

* In 1958, Alaskans went to the polls to overwhelmingly vote in favor of statehood.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

* Five years ago, August 26, 2005, Utility crews in South Florida scrambled to restore power to more than 1 million customers blacked out by Hurricane Katrina.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

75 Geraldine Ferraro, former Democratic vice-presidential nominee.

68 Vic Dana, singer.

64 Valerie Simpson, rhythm & blues singer of the group Ashford & Simpson with husband Nick Ashford.

50 Branford Marsalis, jazz musician.

30 Macaulay Culkin, actor from the Home Alone movies.

30 Chris Pine, actor from Star Trek.

compiled from staff, various almanac books, celebrity & entertainment magazines

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, August 18, the 230th day of 2010. There are 135 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote, was ratified.

U.S. Constitution, the 19th amendment was ratified on this date in 1920 (file)

* In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada.

* In 1963, James Meredith became the first Black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

* In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights, with a mid-morning concert by Jimi Hendrix.

* In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, killing 21 people.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter.

77 Roman Polanski, filmmaker.

75 Rafer Johnson, decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist.

74 Robert Redford, actor.

67 Martin Mull, comedian.

53 Denis Leary, actor.

49 Bob Woodruff, newsman.

41 Christian Slater, actor.

41 Edward Norton, actor.

40 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor from The Cosby Show.

35 Kaitlin Olson, actress.

32 Andy Samberg, comedian from Saturday Night Live.