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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, September 22, the 265th day of 2010. We have 100 days left before 2011 arrives. The season of AUTUMN will arrive at 11:09 TONIGHT.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Captain Nathan Hale, age 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

* In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.

* In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long count” fight in Chicago.

* In 1964, the musical Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway. It ran for 3,242 performances.

* In 1975, Sara Jane Moore shot at President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel but missed. Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on December 31, 2007.

* In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into a war that lasted almost eight years.

* In 1989, songwriter Irving Berlin died at age 101.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Walter Alston (L), Tommy LaSorda (R). Tommy is 83 today. (photo courtesy of Joe Santry & Clippers)

83 Tommy LaSorda, baseball Hall of Fame manager.

59 David Coverdale, rock singer for the bands, Deep Purple & Whitesnake.

54 Debby Boone, singer and daughter of crooner Pat Boone.

52 Andrea Bocelli, classical crossover singer.

45 Scott Baio, actor.

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 NEWS FOR WEEKEND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 & SUNDAY 12, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Saturday, September 11, was the 254th day of 2010. With 111 days left in the year. It is Patriot Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Saturday was Patriot Day (file photo)

* On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America’s worst day of terrorism. Hijackers took control of four jetliners, two of which smashed into New York’s  World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one jetliner crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a western Pennsylvania field.

* In 1814, an American fleet scored a victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

* In 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit career base hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing a record held by Ty Cobb.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

48 Kristy McNichol, actress.

43 Harry Connick, Jr., singer/actor.

33 Jon Buckland, rock musician from the group Coldplay.

33 Ludacris, aka Chris Bridges, rap music singer.

DAILY ALMANAC

Sunday, September 12, is the 255th day of 2010. There are 110 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1918, during World War I, U.S. forces led by General John J. Pershing launched a successful attack on the Germans near Verdun, France.

* In 1943, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government.

* In 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

* In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its Luna 2 space probe, which made a crash landing on the moon.

* In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the Ethiopian military after 58 years.

* In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry and controversy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 George Jones, country singer of the country songs, Tennessee Whiskey & He Stopped Loving Her Today.

70 Linda Gray, actress who played Sue Ellen Ewing on the TV show Dallas.

32 Ruben Studdard, American Idol champion and singer.

29 Jennifer Hudson, American Idol champion and singer/actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Friday, September 10, the 253rd day of 2010. There are 112 days remaining before 2011 rolls around.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The sewing machine received a patent on this date in history (Singer Company)

* In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

* In 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

* In 1919, New York welcomed home Army General John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who had served in the 1st Division in World War I.

* In 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Governor George C. Wallace.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

65 Jose Feliciano, singer of the song Feliz Navidad.

60 Joe Perry, guitarist for the group Arrowsmith.

50 Colin Firth, actor.

42 Guy Ritchie, director.

36 Ryan Phillippe, actor and former husband of Reese Witherspoon.

30 Mikey Way, bass player.

26 Matthew Followill, guitarist.

19 Hannah Hodson, actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR AUGUST 24, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday August 24, the 236th day of 2010. There are 129 days left before the year 2011 comes along.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

On this date in 1814, the White House was set on fire by British forces who invaded Washington as part of the War of 1812 (file)

* On August 24, A.D. 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, a major event in the fall of the Roman Empire.

* In 1572, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French Protestants at the hands of Roman Catholics began in Paris.

* In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, setting fire to the Capitol and the White House.

* In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party.

* In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida. 43 United States deaths were blamed on the storm.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

76 Kenny Baker, actor from Star Wars.

72 Mason Williams, composer and musician of the song Classical Gas.

Cal Ripken, Jr. turns 50 today (MLB)

50 Cal Ripken, Jr., baseball Hall of Fame shortstop/third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles.

45 Marlee Matlin, actress.

37 Dave Chappelle, comedian, actor and resident of nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio which is located between Springfield and Jamestown.

22 Rupert Grint, actor from the Harry Potter.

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