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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012; historical highlights

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2012. There are 224 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland; Earhart’s achievement came on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight to France.

* In 1471, King Henry VI of England died in the Tower of London at age 49.

* In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.

* In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

* In 2002, The State Department named seven

nations as sponsors of terror, with Iran at the top of the list. The other countries were Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 HILTON VALENTINE, rock musician with The Animals

64 LEO SAYER, singer of the disco song “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”

55 JUDGE REINHOLD, actor from the Beverly Hills Cop movies

22 SCOTT LEAVENWORTH, actor from the TV show, 7th Heaven

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 24 & SUNDAY JULY 25, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC AND HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY FOR Saturday July 24

* Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

* Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, New York.

* Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

* The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over the White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

* Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FOR THIS DATE

* Simon Bolivar, liberator born in 1783.

* Alexandre Dumas, novelist in 1802.

* Amelia Earhart, American Aviator born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.

* Bella Abzug, Congresswoman in 1920.

* Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer in 1969

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FOR THIS DATE SUNDAY JULY 25

* Henry Knox, officer in 1750

* Thomas Eakins, American Painter, photographer and sculptor in 1844

* Arthur Balfour, statesman in 1848

* Walter Payton, Hall of Fame Football Player in 1954

* Matt LeBlanc, actor in 1967


ENTERTAINMENT FOR JULY 2, 2010: News, Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

 

Today is Friday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2010. There are 182 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 2, 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.

* In 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”

* In 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station. Garfield died the following September and Guiteau was hanged in June 1882.

* In 1926, the U.S. Army Air Corps was created.

* In 1961, author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil-rights bill passed by Congress.

* In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation reviving military-draft registration.

* 10 years ago on July 2, 2000, Opposition candidate Vicente Fox won Mexico’s presedential elections.

NEWS

* A concert by rock singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday has been moved from the Newport Music Hall to the Basement, 391 Neil Ave.

Tickets cost @20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. Call (614) 461-5483 or visit www.promowestlive.com.

* Through the end of August, admission to the Columbus Museum of Art, including all special exhibits is free. The museum, located at 480 East Broad Street, is undergoing a renovation but is still offering a variety of activities.

For more information, call (614) 221-6801 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.

* The Top Five TV Shows

* 1) America’s Got Talent, Wednesday on NBC. 2) America’s Got Talent, Tuesday on NBC. 3) NCIS, CBS. 4) Wipeout, on Tuesday on ABC. 5) The Mentalist, CBS.

* Columbus native Jay DeMarcus, the bass player for the country group Rascal Flatts, and his wife, Allison, are expecting their first child in January. The couple wed in 2004.

* Beauty queen Carrie Prejean will be walking down the aisle.The former Miss California who is 23, will marry Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller who is 28, July 2. The marriage will occur more than a year after she gained national attention for making comments opposing gay marriage during the 2009 Miss USA pageant. In June of 2009, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA competition, stripped her of the Miss California crown, citing “continued breach of contract issues.”

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

81 Imelda Marcos, former Phillippines first lady

80 Ahmad Jamal, Jazz musician

73 John Cooper, former head football coach at Ohio State

54 Jerry Hall, actress and model

31 Sam Hornish, Jr. Napolean, Ohio native and NASCAR driver

27 Michelle Branch, singer

24 Lindsay Lohan, actress of Mean Girls