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Texas Rangers becoming dominant AL team; headed to Series 2nd year in a row

(courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

The Texas Rangers had some important people in the stands Saturday night in Arlington that they did not want to disappoint.

Former team owner and U.S. president George W. Bush, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and current team owner Nolan Ryan watched as the Rangers clobbered the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series.

They are the first AL team to repeat as champions in a decade.

The explosive offense of the Rangers used a nine-run third inning to power them to a 15-5 romp over Detroit that allowed them to get to the World Series a second straight year. They won the ALCS 4 games to 2.

The franchise that started as the expansion Washington Senators and moved to Texas back in 1972 had failed to advance to the World Series in its first 49 years of existence. The Rangers won the AL title in 2010 but lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.

The Rangers rode the hot bat of its rising star Nelson Cruz. He set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series.

Cruz collected 13 RBI’s in the series, which is another postseason record, and was voted as the ALCS MVP.

Another star for Texas is the longest tenured player on the roster, Michael Young. Young, who earlier in the season wanted to be traded, has flourished in the DH role. Last night, he hit a home run, and knocked home five runs. Young has played with Texas for 11 years and is 34 years old.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday November 4, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, November 4, was the 308th day of 2010. With 57 days remaining in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

Ronald Reagan went from actor to the White House on this date in history to become our 40th president (file photo)

* On November 4, 1980, Ronald Reagan won the the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter.

* In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.

* In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.

* In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the beginning of 444 days of captivity.

* In 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with a dedication attended by President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon. The first gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives.

* In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.

* In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

80 Doris Roberts, actress from Everybody Loves Raymond.

73 Loretta Swit, actress who played “Hot Lips” on M*A*S*H*.

70 Delbert McClinton, pop & blues singer.

64 Laura Bush, former first lady & wife of former president George W. Bush.

60 Markie Post, actress from the TV show, Night Court.

49 Ralph Macchio, actor from the original movie, The Karate Kid.

41 Matthew McConaughey, actor.

41 Sean “Puffy” Combs, rapper & producer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 31, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2010. There are 153 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1919, Germany’s Weimar Constitution was adopted by the republic’s National Assembly.

* In 1969, the American space probe Mariner 6 flew by Mars, sending back images of the Red Planet.

* Ten years ago, July 31, 2000, The Republican National Convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush’s name put into nomination for president.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Wesley Snipes is 48 today (photo credit Jim Wead)

81 Don Murray, actor.

67 Lobo, singer.

48 Wesley Snipes, actor of the Blade movies.

45 J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels.

32 Zac Brown, country singer-musician.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 6, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

Today is Tuesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2010. There are 178 days left in the year.

DAILY ALMANAC

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* Only July 6, 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog; the boy didn’t develop rabies.

* In 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed in England for high treason.

* In 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.

* In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.

* Five years ago, on July 6, 2005, London, England was selected to host the 2012 Olympics.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

89 Nancy Reagan, former first lady

79 Della Reese, singer-actress of Don’t You Know

73 Ned Beatty, actor of Deliverance

70 Gene Chandler, singer of Groovy Situation

64 Former President George W. Bush

64 Sylvester Stallone, actor-director of the Rambo movies

57 Nanci Griffith, country singer

34 Rapper 50 Cent