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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac for Easter Sunday, April 8: Birthdays, Historical news

Today is Easter Sunday, April 8, the 99th day of 2012, the 99th day of the year. We have 267 days left in 2012.

(photo by Jan Kamenicek via wikipedia commons)

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On April 8, 1952, President Harry S. Truman issued an executive order seizing the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.

The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that Truman did not have the authority to issue such an order and a seven-week strike went into motion by the steelworkers.

*In 1913, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for direct popular election of United States senators as opposed to appointment by state legislatures, was ratified.

* In 1974, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Al Downing. That homer broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714.

*In 1990, Ryan White, the teenage AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance had gained national attention, died in Indianapolis at age 18.

*In 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the rock band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was just 27.

* In 2007, Zach Johnson won the Masters golf tournament with a two-shot win over Tiger Woods.

Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record of 714 homers on this date in 1974 (2008 photo by Rubenstein via wikipedia commons)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

86 SHECKY GREENE, comedian

72 JOHN HAVLICEK, basketball Hall of Famer, former Ohio State star

46 ROBIN WRIGHT, actress and former wife of Sean Penn

44 PATRICIA ARQUETTE, actress and former wife of Nicholas Cage. Sister to Rosanna Arquette and David Arquette

28 EZRA KOENIG, singer-guitarist

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Thursday, October 21, the 294th day of 2010. Remaining days in the year: 71.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 21, 1805, a British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however was killed.

* In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor.

* In 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light in his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

* In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon had their fourth and final presidential debate in New York.

* In 1970, American agronomist Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on high-yield grains that enhanced the world’s food supply.

* In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CELEBRITY ALMANACS

Judge Judy is 68 today (file photo)

70 Manfred Mann, rock singer.

68 Elvin Bishop, rock singer.

68 Judge Judy Scheindlin, the loud-mouth, straight-forward TV judge of “Judge Judy”.

64 Lee Loughnane, trumpeter with the band Chicago.

61 Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel.

54 Carrie Fisher, actress & daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

51 Ken Watanabe, actor.

32 Will Estes, actor.

30 Kim Kardashian, actress, reality-TV star and daughter of O.J. Simpson lawyer, Robert Kardashian.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, August 18, the 230th day of 2010. There are 135 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote, was ratified.

U.S. Constitution, the 19th amendment was ratified on this date in 1920 (file)

* In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada.

* In 1963, James Meredith became the first Black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

* In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights, with a mid-morning concert by Jimi Hendrix.

* In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, killing 21 people.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter.

77 Roman Polanski, filmmaker.

75 Rafer Johnson, decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist.

74 Robert Redford, actor.

67 Martin Mull, comedian.

53 Denis Leary, actor.

49 Bob Woodruff, newsman.

41 Christian Slater, actor.

41 Edward Norton, actor.

40 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor from The Cosby Show.

35 Kaitlin Olson, actress.

32 Andy Samberg, comedian from Saturday Night Live.