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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday October 25, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday October 25, was the 298th day of the year. There are 67 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 25, 1910, America the Beautiful, with words by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was published.

* In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his grandfather, George II.

* In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Virginia, for his failed raid at Harpers Ferry. Brown was convicted and hanged.

* In 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic evidence of  Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.

* In 1971, the U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.

* In 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Ronald Reagan, who said the action was taken to protect U.S. citizens there.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Former coach Bobby Knight turned 70 Monday (Texas Tech photo)

82 Marion Ross, actress from Happy Days, who played Mrs. Cunningham.

70 Bobby Knight, basketball Hall of Fame coach and Ohio State basketball alumnus.

66 John Anderson, rock singer from the group, Yes.

53 Nancy Cartwright, actress from Centerville, Ohio who is the voice of Bart Simpson of The Simpsons.

40 Ed Robertson, rock musician and lead singer of the group, Barenaked Ladies.

26 Katy Perry, singer.

25 Ciara, R & B singer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 16, 2010: Alamanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday August 16, the 228th day of 2010. There are 137 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42.

* In 1777, American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.

American forces won the Revolutionary war on this date in 1777 (file photo)

* In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.

* In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain’s Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.

* In 1894, George Meany, the first president of the AFL-CIO, was born in New York.

* In 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York at age 53.

In 1956, Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

* In 1960, Britain dropped control of the crown colony of Cyprus.

* In 1978, James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. told a Capitol Hill hearing that he did not commit the crime, saying he was set up by a man named “Raoul.”

* Ten years ago, August 16, 2000, Delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles formally nominated Al Gore for president.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

82 Ann Blyth, actress.

80 Frank Gifford, sportscaster and Pro Football Hall of Fame member. Husband of Kathie Lee Gifford.

79 Eydie Gorme, singer and wife of entertainer Steve Lawrence.

57 Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality, singer and wife of Frank Gifford.

52 Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone in the Detroit area, singer and dancer.

52 Angela Bassett, actress.

47 Steve Carell, actress.

38 Emily Robison, country singer of the Dixie Chicks.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 13, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2010. There are 171 remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 13, 1960, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination on the first ballot at his party’s convention in Los Angeles, outdrawing rivals, including Lyndon B. Johnson, Stuart Symington and Adlai Stevenson.

* In 1787, Congress enacted am ordinance governing the Northwest Territory.

* In 1978, Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Company by Chairman Henry Ford II.

* In 1985, “Live Aid”, an international rock concert in Philadelphia, London, Moscow and Sydney, took place to raise money for Africa’s starving people.

* Ten years ago on July 13, 2000, Fellow Democrat Bill Bradley endorsed Vice President Al Gore for president, four months after conceding their fight for the White House.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

70 Patrick Stewart, actor.

68 Harrison Ford, actor.

68 Roger McGuinn, rock singer and guitarist of the group, The Byrds.

64 Cheech Marin, actor-comedian.

48 Rhonda Vincent, bluegrass singer

37 Deborah Cox, singer