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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday November 8, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Monday, November 8, was the 312th day of 2010. 53 days remain before 2011 begins.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

State capitol building at Helena. Montana was admitted as the 41st state on this date in 1889 (courtesy of Montana via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 8, 1960, Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.

* In 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States.

* In 1923, Adolph Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich which became known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”

* In 1932, New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Herbert Hoover for the presidency.

* In 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush won the presidential election, defeating Michael Dukakis, the Massachusetts Governor.

* In 1994, midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate and gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Patti Page, singer.

79 Morley Safer, CBS newsman.

60 Mary Hart, Entertainment tonight.

43 Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress from the TV show, According to Jim.

35 Tara Reid, actress

27 Chris Rankin, actor from the Harry Potter films.


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2010: Almanacs, News & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Wednesday, September 15, the 258th day of 2010. That means there are 107 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the momentum turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe, forcing Adolph Hitler to indefinitely postpone his plans to invade Britain.

* In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.

* In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign affairs was renamed the Department of State.

* In 1857, William Howard Taft, who served as president of the United States and as U.S. Chief Justice, was born in Cincinnati.

* In 1959, Nikita Krushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, where he was greeted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

* In 2000, the Summer Olympics opened in Sydney, Australia.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Harold Gould (wfe cc photo)

Veteran character actor Harold Gould, born Harold V. Goldstein ,who played the father of the Valerie Harper character on Rhoda and the con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, has died at age 86.

He died of prostate cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills.


President Barack Obama has written a children's book (file photo)

Our 44th president, Barack Obama has written a children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, to be published November 16.

The book pays tribute to 13 Americans, including George Washington, artist Georgia O’Keeffe and baseball great Jackie Robinson. It is illustrated by Cincinnati artist Loren Long.

Of Thee I Sing is intended for children 3 years of age and older.

The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young readers, an imprint of Random House, says the book is priced at $17.99 with proceeds going to charity.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

88 Jackie Cooper, actor. The youngest actor to gain a best-actor nomination, at age 9 for Skippy.

65 Jessye Norman, opera singer.

64 Tommy Lee Jones, actor.

49 Dan Marino, Football Hall of Fame QB.

26 Prince Henry, “Harry” of Wales.

24 Heidi Montag, actress from the reality-TV show, The Hills.

compiled from staff, wire & entertainment news

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

DAILY ALMANAC

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)

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* 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.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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 MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY JULY 18, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC


Today is Sunday, July 18, it’s the 199th day of 2010. There are 166 days remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY


* In the year 64, A great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.

* In 1925, The first volume of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published.

* In 1936, the Spanish War began.

* In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act.

* In 1976, 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score, a 10, at the Olympics and went on to score six more tens and win three gold medals.

* In 1999, New York Yankees’ pitcher David Cone pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS (PAST AND PRESENT)

*Robert Hooke, physicist, mathematician and inventor, born in 1635.

* William Thackery, novelist born in 1811.

* Jessamyn West, novelist born in 1902.

* S. I. Hakayawa, former  U.S. Senator, scholar born in 1906.

* Nelson Mandela, Current South African political leader, born in 1918.

* John Glenn, Ohio native, astronaut and U. S. Senator, born in 1921.

* Dick Button, figure skater, born in 1929.

* Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a poet, born in 1933.