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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 JULY 23, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, July 23, the 204th day of 2010. There are 161 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 23, 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63.

* In 1892, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was born.

* In 1952, Egyptian military officers led by Gamel Abdel Nasser launched a successful coup against King Farouk I.

* In 1967, a week of deadly race-related rioting that claimed 43 lives erupted in Detroit.

* In 1985, Commodore International Ltd. unveiled its Amiga 1000 personal computer during a media event at New York’s Lincoln Center.

* In 1990, Persident George H.W. Bush announced his choice of Judge David Souter of New Hampshire to succeed retiring Justice William J. Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.

* One year ago, July 23, 2010, Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was named in a search warrant as the target of a manslaughter probe into the singer’s death.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

70 Don Imus, controversial radio personality.

67 Tommy Joe White, singer

49 Woody Harrelson, actor

45 Slash, rock guitarist of Guns-N-Roses and Velvet Revolver.

43 Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor from Charlie Wilson’s War.

37 Omar Epps, actor from TV show House and Love and Basketball movie.

37 Monica Leweinsky, infamous and controversial former White House intern.

30 Michelle Williams, R&B singer and Broadway actress.

21 Daniel Radcliffe, actor from the Harry Potter films.