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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday January 3, 2011 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Monday, January 3, the third day of 2011. There are 362 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 3, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the United States was formally terminating diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

* In 1521, Martin Luther was excomminicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X.

* In 1777, General George Washington’s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

* In 1911, the first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. The banks were abolished in 1966.

* In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized.

* In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

* In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital. Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

* In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Victoria Principal is 61 today at 39th Emmy Awards in 1987 (photo by Alan Light via Wikipedia Commons)

79 DABNEY COLEMAN, actor.

65 JOHN PAUL JONES, rock musician of the group Led Zeppelin.

61 VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, actress from TV show, Dallas.

55 MEL GIBSON, controversial actor-director.

33 KIMBERLEY LOCKE, singer from American Idol.

22 ALEX LINZ, actor from Home Alone 3.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 25, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, December 25, the 359th day of 2010. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

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* On December 25, 1990, the World Wide Web was born in Geneva as computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau created the world’s first hyperlinked Web page.

*In 1066, William the Conqueror was crowned King of England.

* In 1776, General George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River to attack Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey.

* In 1818, Silent Night, written by Franz Gruber and Father Joseph Mohr, was performed for the first time, at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.

* In 1989, ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed after a popular uprising.

* In 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced his resignation.

* In 2006, James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul” died of heart failure in Atlanta at age 73.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 JIMMY BUFFETT, singer of the famous song, Margaritaville.

62 BARBARA MANDRELL, country singer and one third of the Mandrell sisters with  Louise and Irlene.

56 ANNIE LENNOX, singer and former lead vocalist of the group Eurythmics.

56 STEVE WARINER, country singer & guitarist who was discovered by Dottie West.

39 Dido, singer who was born Florian Armstrong in London, England.


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday November 2, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Tuesday, November 2, was the 306th day of 2010. With 59 days remaining. It was also election day around the country.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

North Dakota quarter. Became the 39th U.S. state on this date in 1889. (North Dakota via Wikipedia Commons)

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Became the 40th U.S. state in 1889. (Dean Franklin photo via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 2, 1783, General George Washington issued his Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States near Princeton, New Jersey.

* In 1865, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, was born near Marion, Ohio.

* In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states.

* In 1920, radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh, broadcasted returns from the Harding-Cox presidential election.

* In 1930, Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia. His reign would last almost 44 years.

* In 1948, President Harry S. Truman surprise the experts by narrowly beating Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

72 Patrick Buchanan, political commentator.

66 Keith Emerson, rock musician of the group Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

65 John David “J.D.” Souther, country-rock singer-songwriter.

49 Kathyrn Dawn Lang, aka K.D. Lang, Canadian singer-songwriter.

44 David Schwimmer, actor from the hit TV show, Friends.

36 Cornell Haynes, Jr. aka Nelly, rap artist.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 7, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, August 7, 2010, the 219th day of 2010. There are 146 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Purple Heart medal created on this date in 1782 (U.S. gov't photo)

* On August 7, 1782, General George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned officers.

* In 1789, the U.S. War Department was established by Congress.

* In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence.

* In 1960, the West African nation of Ivory Coast became independent of France.

* In 1990, President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. Troops and warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard the oil-rich desert kingdom against a possible invasion by Iraq.

* Ten years ago on August 7, 2000, Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate. Lieberman became the first Jew on a major party’s presidential ticket.

* Five years ago on August 7, 2005, ABC Anchorman Peter Jennings died in New York at age 67.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

50 David Duchovny, actor of the X-Files.

45 Raul Malo, country singer.

36 Michael Shannon, actor.

35 Charlize Theron, actress.

34 Barry Kerch, drummer of the group Shinedown.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY JULY 9, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

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DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, July 9, the 190th day of 2010. There are 175 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York.

* In 1540, England’s King Henry VII had his six-month marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

* In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain.

* In 1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.

* In 1951, President Harry S. Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany. An official end to the state of war was declared in October 1951.

* In 1974, former Chief Justice Earl Warren died in Washington at age 83.

 

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

 

*68 Richard Roundtree, actor who portrayed the detective “Shaft”, a bad ___________!

* 58 John Tesh, TV personality and music show host.

* 55 Jimmy Smits, actor of LA Law and NYPD Blue.

* 54 Tom Hanks, actor of The Da Vinci Code.

* 53 Kelly McGillis, actress from the movie Top Gun.

* 46 Courtney Love, widow of the late Kurt Cobain. Singer and actress.

* 39 Scott Grimes, actor from ER.

* 34 Dan Estrin, rock musician of Hoobastank.

* 34 Fred Savage, actor of The Wonder Years.