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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