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ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 9, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair photos & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 9, the 221st day of 2010. There are 144 days left before 2011.

A gorilla on fire at the 2010 Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

2010 Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.

* In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, which described his experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was published.

* In 1910, the U.S. Patent Office granted Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Company, a patent for an electrically powered washing machine.

* In 1930, cartoon character Betty Boop made her debut in Max Fleischer’s animated short Dizzy Dishes.

Batcoper helicopter at the Fair (megasportsnews.com)

Megasportsnews.com's Nancy Mason with former OSU QB Stanley Jackson at the Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

* In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in Tate’s Los Angeles home. Cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime.

* In 1974, President Richard Nixon’s resignation took effect. Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th president.

* Ten years ago, August 9, 2000, Bridgestone/Firestone announced that it was recalling 6.5 million tires implicated in hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths.

* Five years ago, August 9, 2005, The Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven safely returned to Earth, ending a 14-day safety test that was shadowed by the Columbia tragedy.

Snakegirl Ride at Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

Prizes from the Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

66 Sam Elliott, actor in Roadhouse and Gettysburg.

53 Melanie Griffith, actress and former wife of Don Johnson.

47 Whitney Houston, singer and former wife of Bobby Brown.

46 Hoda Kotb, co-host of Today Show’s fourth hour.

42 Eric Bana, actor.

34 Jessica Capshaw, actress on Grey’s Anatomy.

25 Anna Kendrick, actress.

OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE NEWS: Players of the Week

Courtesy of the Ohio Athletic Conference

BASEBALL

Hitter: Mount Union junior center fielder Greg Ferrell from Uniontown/Green, was 14-of-28 (.583) with nine hits for extra bases and 1.208 slugging percentage. He had six doubles, three homers and 18 RBI. Ferrell did not commit an error in the field with 24 putouts and an outfield assist.

Kyle Lindquist Marietta (mc)

Greg Farrell Mt. Union (mtuc)

Pitcher: Marietta sophomore Kyle Lindquist of Columbus,Ohio and Worthington Kilbourne High School pitched 12.1 innings of work with no earned runs, seven hits, 11 strikeouts and three walks during the Pioneers’ spring trip. Lindquist threw five scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit against Rhodes, and then allowed one unearned run on three hits, while¬† pitching six inning against McMurray.

SOFTBALL

Hitter: Mount Union junior second baseman Alex Lucak of West Jefferson, hit .424 with a team-best four doubles, three home runs and nine RBI to help lead the Purple Raiders to a fourth place finish in the NFCA Leadoff Classic with a 7-3 record, including wins over two nationally ranked teams. She also scored six runs with a .818 slugging percentage.

Pitcher: Wilmington sophomore Kylie Ford of South Vienna/Northeastern, posted a 2-1 record in four starts during the Quakers spring trip. Ford struck out 41 batters and gave up only six earned runs in 24.1 innings and fired her first career no-hitter in Wilmington’s 8-0 win over Wheelock College.

TENNIS

Men: Baldwin-Wallace freshman Joe Horvath of North Royalton, posted a 5-1 record at the #four singles/#3 doubles positions on the Yellow Jackets’ spring trip. He carries an 11-1 overall singles record and a 10-1 overall doubles record.

Women: Mount Union senior Kacey Huff of Louisville, led the Purple Raiders to a successful spring trip with a 3-1 record at the #1 singles and #1 doubles positions with wins over Gettysburg, St. Francis and Catholic. Huff’s only loss was to Division II Tiffin. The team overall is at 6-2.