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DAILY ALMANAC for SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012; Historical events, Celebrity Birthdays

Today is Sunday, June 10, 2012. It is the 162nd day of the year. We have 204 days left before moving into 2013.

HISTORICAL EVENTS ON THIS DATE:

* In 1922, Singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.

* In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

* In 1940, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.

* In 1946, Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.

* In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others. He was recaptured three days later.

* In 1978, Affirmed won horse racing’s Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes.

* In 2004, Singer-musician Ray Charles died at age 73.

* In 2007, The final episode of “The Sopranos” aired on HBO.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Gina Gershon, actress, singer turns 50 today. Seen here at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York City in June 2011 ( photo by Joella Marano via wikipedia commons)

79 F. LEE BAILEY, famous lawyer who helped successfully defended  O.J. Simpson in the Nicole Simpson/Ron Goldman murders in 1995

61 DAN FOUTS, Hall of Fame QB

51 MAXI PRIEST, singer

50 GINA GERSHON, actress, singer

47 ELIZABETH HURLEY, model & actress from the Austin Powers movies

39 FAITH EVANS, singer

30 TARA LIPINSKI, figure skater & Olympic Gold Medalist

11 SASHA OBAMA, youngest daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012; historical highlights

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2012. There are 224 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland; Earhart’s achievement came on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight to France.

* In 1471, King Henry VI of England died in the Tower of London at age 49.

* In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.

* In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

* In 2002, The State Department named seven

nations as sponsors of terror, with Iran at the top of the list. The other countries were Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 HILTON VALENTINE, rock musician with The Animals

64 LEO SAYER, singer of the disco song “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”

55 JUDGE REINHOLD, actor from the Beverly Hills Cop movies

22 SCOTT LEAVENWORTH, actor from the TV show, 7th Heaven

Blue Jackets’ Johnson helps USA in rout of France

 

New Columbus Blue Jackets star Jack Johnson is making a name for himself on the world hockey stage as well.

Johnson, Bobby Ryan, Max Pacioretty, Jim Slater and Jeff Petry all scored a goal in USA’s 7-2 rout of France in the Group A game.

Jack Johnson (file photo)

New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo scored two goals for the U.S. team in the first game of the world hockey championship in Helsinki.

The USA plays Canada on Saturday (today).

The always-tough Canadians won their opener vs. Slovakia, 3-2.

 

Info compiled from USA Hockey, Radio & TV news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS for Monday, April 9, 2011; Birthdays, Historical events

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, April 9, the 100th day of 2012. There are 266 days remaining in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1682, French explorer Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River basin for France.

* In 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

* In 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.

* In 1959, NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton.

* In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger ended its first mission with a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actor Dennis Quaid is 58 today (photo by Steve Jurvetson via wikipedia commons)

86 HUGH HEFNER, Playboy magazine founder

80 JIM FOWLER, Naturalist and host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

73 MICHAEL LEARNED, Actress from The Waltons

58 DENNIS QUAID, Actor, brother of Randy Quaid

52 SCOTT HOWSON, General manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets

46 CYNTHIA NIXON, Actress from Sex and the City

33 KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM, Actress, who played Rudy on The Cosby Show

22 KRISTEN STEWART, Actress from the Twilight movies

12 JACKIE EVANCHO, Singer

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Entertainment books

 

70-year-old Hoketsu qualifies for 2012 London Olympics in equestrian events

 

Hiroshi Hoketsu in 2008 Olympics (photo by Tksteven via wikipedia commons)

Japanese equestrian veteran, Hiroshi Hoketsu, who is 70, has qualified for the London Olympics.

The oldest Olympian in sports history was Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn, who won a silver medal at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, he was 72.

Hoketsu qualified by winning an international dressage meet last week in France.

Japanese equestrian officials have said that there will be an announcement at a later date on whether Hoketsu will actually compete in the 2012 games, as he’ll turn 71 on March 28.

Hoketsu has competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics, the 1988 Summer games and 2008 Summer games.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Olympic qualifying news

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