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ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 7, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, August 7, 2010, the 219th day of 2010. There are 146 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Purple Heart medal created on this date in 1782 (U.S. gov't photo)

* On August 7, 1782, General George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned officers.

* In 1789, the U.S. War Department was established by Congress.

* In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence.

* In 1960, the West African nation of Ivory Coast became independent of France.

* In 1990, President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. Troops and warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard the oil-rich desert kingdom against a possible invasion by Iraq.

* Ten years ago on August 7, 2000, Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate. Lieberman became the first Jew on a major party’s presidential ticket.

* Five years ago on August 7, 2005, ABC Anchorman Peter Jennings died in New York at age 67.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

50 David Duchovny, actor of the X-Files.

45 Raul Malo, country singer.

36 Michael Shannon, actor.

35 Charlize Theron, actress.

34 Barry Kerch, drummer of the group Shinedown.