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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

 

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY JULY 22, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2010. There are 162 days remaining before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theatre where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie Manhattan Melodrama.

* In 1937, the Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

* In 1942, the Nazis began transporting Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp.

* In 1975, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

87 Bob Dole, former senator and presidential candidate.

82 Orson Bean, longtime gameshow panelist on To Tell the Truth.

78 Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer.

70 Alex Trebek, game-show host of Jeopardy!

69 George Clinton, funk music pioneer of the groups Parliament & Funkadelic.

67 Bobby Sherman, singer of Julie, Do Ya Love Me.

63 Danny Glover, actor in the Lethal Weapon films.

63 Don Henley, rock singer of the Eagles.

46 David Spade, actor.

32 A.J. Cook, actress on Criminal Minds.

18 Selena Gomez, actress.