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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 SATURDAY JULY 10, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, July 10, the 191st day of 2010. There are 174 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air. The Royal Air Force was victorious eventually.

* In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.

* In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification. (The Senate rejected it.)

* In 1991, Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.

* In 1999, the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, California.

* On July 10, 2009, one year ago, General Motors completed an unusually quick exit from bankruptcy protection with promises of making money and building cars people would be eager to buy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

89 Jake “the Raging Bull” LaMotta, former boxer.

40 Gary LeVox, country singer of Rascal Flatts.

38 Sofia Vergera, actress from Modern Family.

30 Thomas Ian Nicholson, actor from Rookie of the Year.

30 Jessica Simpson, singer and actress.