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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday, April 25, 2012; almanac, historical news & birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 116th day of 2012. We have 250 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On April 25, 1862, during the Civil War, a Union fleet commanded by Flag Officer David G. Farragut captured New Orleans.

* In 1792, highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by the guillotine.

* In 1901, New York Gov. Benjamin Barker Odell Jr. signed an automobile-registration bill that imposed a 15 mph speed limit on highways.

* In 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses.

* In 1972, Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera, which ejected self-developing photographs.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Al Pacino is 72 today. (2010 photo by Andrea Ricca & Ran Zag via wikipedia commons)

72 AL PACINO, famous actor

67 STU COOK, bass player for the group, Creedence Clearwater Revival

52 ART SCHLICHTER, former Ohio State and NFL quarterback from Washington Court House, Ohio

48 HANK AZARIA, who portrays Moe the bartender, Apu the India native, Police Chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons since 1989

48 ANDY BELL, singer from the group Erasure

43 RENEE ZELLWEGER, actress from the Bridget Jones movies

Art Schlichter turns 52 today (photo courtesy of OSU)

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Friday, April 13, 2012; Birthdays, Historical events

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, April 13, the 104th day of 2012. There are 262 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL EVENTS FOR THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On April 13, 1861, at the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to Confederate forces.

* In 1743,  Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony.

* In 1860, the Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St. Joseph, Mo., which is in the St. Louis area,  to Sacramento, Calif., in 10 days.

* In 1958, Pianist Van Cliburn of the United States won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition  in Moscow.

* In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award, for Lilies of the Field.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

70 BILL CONTI, composer of the Rocky theme

67 TONY DOW, played Wally Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver

Garry Kasparov (1980 photo by Gerhard Hund via wikipedia commons)

66 AL GREEN, R&B Singer

61 MAX WEINBERG, drummer & member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band

49 GARRY KASPAROV, World chess champion

42 RICKY SCHRODER, Actor

30 NELLIE McKAY, pop singer

 

Info compiled from Entertainment Books, Radio, TV news

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, March 12, 2012, Birthdays, milestones in history

 

Today is Monday, March 12, 2012, the 72nd day of the year. There are 294 days remaining before 2013.
HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of America had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.

* In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies in the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started to deliver the first of his 30 radio “Fireside Chats, ” telling U.S. citizens what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis.

* In 1947, President Harry S. Truman established what became known as the “Truman Doctrine” to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.

* In 1951, Dennis the Menace, made its debut by cartoonist Hank Ketchum.

* In 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. The next day, Gary was sentenced to death and was executed in May 1994.

*Five years ago on March 12, 2007, R.E.M. and Van Halen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Al Jarreau is 72 today (1996 photo by Stig Ove Voll via wikipedia commons)

79 BARBARA FELDON, actress who played Agent 99 on GET SMART

72 AL JARREAU, singer who sung We’re In This Love Together

66 LIZA MINNELLI, singer & actress and daughter of actress Judy Garland

65 MITT ROMNEY, Republican Presidential candidate

64 JAMES TAYLOR, singer-songwriter who at one time was married to singer Carly Simon

62 JON PROVOST, actor from LASSIE who portrayed Timmy Martin

55 MARLON JACKSON, one of the brothers of the Jackson 5

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday, April 19, 2011: Almanac, Celebrity Birthdays

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, IS THE 109TH DAY OF 2011. THERE ARE 256 DAYS LEFT IN THE YEAR.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

April 19, 1995 the 51-day siege ended at the Branch Davidian compound. Mt. Carmel building at the compound (photo by Dtobias via wikipedia commons)

* On April 19, 1861, a week after the Civil War began, President Abraham authorized a blockade of Southern ports.

* In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.

* In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and was executed in a Terre Haute, Indiana prison.

* In 1951, General Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his command by President Harry S. Truman, bid farewell in an address to Congress with a quote from a ballad, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”

* In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people were killed.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

65 TIM CURRY, actor

59 TONY PLANA, actor from Ugly Betty TV show

43 ASHLEY JUDD, actress and wife of IRL driver Dario Franchitti

33 James Franco, actor from General Hospital

32 KATE HUDSON, actress and daughter of Goldie Hawn

30 HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN, actor

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, September 17, the 260th day of 2010. There are 105 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 17, 1862, in the bloodiest day in U.S. history, Union forces fought Confederate invaders in the Civil War battle of Antietam in Maryland; more than 3,600 men were killed.

* In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

* In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had attacked.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

New Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel is 48 today (megasportsnews.com)

83 George Blanda, Football Hall of Fame kicker & quarterback.

80 David Huddleston, actor.

65 Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers head coach.

59 Cassandra Peterson, actress who plays “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.”

48 Scott Arniel, Columbus Blue Jackets new head coach.

45 Kyle Chandler, actor.

35 Constantine Maroulis, rock singer & Broadway actor.

35 Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR driver and four-time Sprint Cup champion.

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