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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday November 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, was the 314th day of the year, with 51 remaining before 2011.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

The U.S. Marine Corps was organized on this date in 1775 (courtesy of U.S. Marines Corps via Wikipedia Commons)

Sesame Street made its debut on this date in 1969 (courtesy of Sesame Street via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

* In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s God Bless America on her CBS radio program.

* In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia.

* In 1969, the children’s educational program Sesame Street made its debut on National Educational Television, later PBS.

* In 1975, the iron ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank in a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. This tragedy led Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot to sing the folk song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

* In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 Donna Fargo, country singer.

63 Greg Lake, rock musician of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

54 Sinbad, entertainer born David Adkins.

42 Tracy Morgan, actor/comedian.

41 Ellen Pompeo, leading actress on TV show, Grey’s Anatomy.

27 Miranda Lambert, country singer.

24 Josh Peck, actor from the TV show Drake & Josh.


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Wednesday, October 13, the 286th day of 2010. We have 79 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Bill Mazeroski hit the game-winning homer on this date in 1960 (Pirates photo)

* On October 13, 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7, 10-9, on a home run by Bill Mazeroski, an Ohio native from Martins Ferry.

* In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the order of his wife, Agrippina.

* In 1775, the U.S. Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

* In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia.

* In 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, it’s one-time axis partner.

* In 1944, American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

* In 1960, Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the third televised debate of their presidential campaign. Nixon was in Los Angeles; Kennedy was in New York.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

72 Shirley Caesar, gospel singer.

69 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter and musician.

63 Sammy Hagar, singer, musician.

51 Marie Osmond, singer from famous Osmond family.

41 Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater and Olympic silver medalist.

39 Sasha Baron Cohen, actor.

30 Ashanti, singer.

28 Ian Thorpe, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

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DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, September 5, the 248th day of 2010. There are 117 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 5, 1972, Black September terrorists attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic Games; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the stage.

* In 1774, the first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia.

* In 1960, at the Rome Olympics, American boxer Cassius Clay won the light-heavyweight gold medal.

* In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.

* In 1997, Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India, at age 87.

* In 2005, President George W. Bush nominatedĀ  John Roberts to succeed William Rehnquist as chief justice of the United States.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Reds broadcaster Jeff Brantley is 47 today (Reds photo)

81 Bob Newhart, comedian, actor from The Bob Newhart Show.

70 Raquel Welch, actress and film star.

65 Al Stewart, singer of the Year of the Cat.

60 Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist of the cartoon Cathy.

59 Michael Keaton, actor from Batman movies.

47 Jeff Brantley, former Reds closer and current Reds broadcaster.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what isĀ  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.