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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday March 23, 2011, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Wednesday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2011. There are 283 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared the famous words of “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

* In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific Coast, began their journey back east.

* In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.

* In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.

* In 1965, America’s first two-person spaceflight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly five-hour flight.

* In 1996, Taiwan held its first direct presidential elections; incumbent Lee Teng-hui was the winner.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Perez Hilton pictured at 2009 AMA's (photo by Keith Hinkle & Truu via wikipedia commons)

89 MARTY ALLEN, comedian

82 Sir ROGER BANNISTER, first runner to break the four-minute-mile barrier and a was knighted by the Queen of England in 1975 for service to his country.

58 CHAKA KHAN, former lead singer of the group, Rufus

45 MARIN HINKLE, actress from Two and a Half Men

35 MICHELLE MONAGHAN, actress

35 KERI RUSSELL, actress

33 PEREZ HILTON, gossip blogger

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 SEPTEMBER 29, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, September 29, 272nd day of 2010. We have 83 days left in the year before welcoming in 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS OF HISTORY

National Urban League logo was established on this date in history (file photo)

* On September 29, 1910, the National Urban League was established in New York.

* In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army of several hundred men.

* In 1829, London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, began.

* In 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.

* In 1990, the Washington National Cathedral, begun in 1907, was formally completed with President George H.W. Bush overseeing the laying of the final stone atop the southwest pinnacle of St. Paul Tower.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 Anita Ekberg, actress.

75 Jerry Lee Lewis, singer. He the cousin of Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart.

67 Lech Walesa, former president of Poland.

62 Mark Farmer, rock singer guitarist of Grand Funk Railroad.

55 Gwen Ifill, TV journalist of Washington Week.

30 Zachary Levi, actor.

23 Josh Farro, rock guitarist of Parramore.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 17, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, August 17, the 229th day of 2010. There are 136 days remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 17, 1960, the newly renamed Beatles, formerly the Silver Beetles, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney,George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best, began their first show in Hamburg, West Germany, at the Indra Club.

* In 1863, federal batteries and ships began bombarding Fort Sumter in the Charleston, South Carolina. harbor during the Civil War, but the Confederates held on despite several days of pounding.

* In 1942, during World War II, U.S. 8th Air Force bombers attacked Rouen, France.

* In 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina.

* In 1969, Hurricane Camille slammes into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm and was the cause of 259 deaths.

* In 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93 of an apparent suicide.

* Ten years ago, August 17, 2000, Al Gore accepted the Democratic nomination for president.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tennis star Jim Courier is 40 today (ATP photo)

90 Maureen O’Hara, actress.

67 Robert De Niro, actor.

61 Sib Hashian, rock drummer for the group Boston

52 Belinda Carlisle, singer of the group, the Go-Go’s.

50 Sean Penn, actor.

49 Everette Harp, jazz saxaphonist.

41 Donnie Wahlberg, singer and actor.

40 Jim Courier, Tennis Hall of Fame member and a huge Cincinnati Reds fan.