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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday, October 25, 2011; Historical events & Birthdays

 

Pumpkin Bats by Riley (courtesy of Clker.com)

Today is Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the 298th day of the year. There are 67 days left before 2012. This is also Halloween Week.

DAILY ALMANAC:

Highlights in History

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

* In 1881, artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain.

* In 1910, America the Beautiful, with words by Katherine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was first published.

* In 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai E. 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.

BIRTHDAYS:

Bobby Knight in November 2008 in Lubbock, TX (photo by Truett Holmes via wikipedia commons)

71 BOBBY KNIGHT, Hall of Fame Basketball coach

67 JAMES CARVILLE, Political strategist

54 NANCY CARTWRIGHT, Voice actress for The Simpsons TV show

41 ED ROBERTSON, Lead singer of the group Barenaked Ladies

41 CHELY WRIGHT, Country singer

27 KATY PERRY, Pop singer

26 CIARA, R&B singer

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 THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair photos & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, August 12, the 224th day of 2010. There are 141 days left in the year.

Batcopter at the Fair (megasportsnews.com)

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On august 12, 1960, the first ballon communications satellite, the Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral.

* In 1859, poet and English professor Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the words to America the Beautiful, was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

* In 1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impreach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

* In 1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.

* In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed a Postal Reorganization Act, which abolished the U.S. Post Office Department in favor of the independently run U.S. Postal Service.

U. S. Marines booth at the Fair (megasportsnews.com)

* In 1985, the world’s worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people. Four people survived the crash.

* Ten years ago, August 12, 2000, Boxer Evander Holyfield won a 12-round unanimous decision over John Ruiz in Las Vegas for the vacant World Boxing Association heavyweight title. Holyfield, now 47, will be boxing again in October of 2010. See the story in today’s latest stories section of the website.

Pete Sampras in 2007 photo, is 39 Today (wfe cc photo)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

71 George Hamilton, actor.

61 Mark Knopfler, rock singer-musician for the group, Dire Straits.

56 Pat Metheny, jazz musician.

47 Sir Mix-A-Lot, rapper.

39 Pete Sampras, tennis player.

39 Michael Ian Black, comedian.

35 Casey Affleck, actor.

104.9 WCVO-FM, The River, one of several media outlets at the fair (megasportsnews.com)

Helicopter flying over Fairgrounds (megasportsnews.com)