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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Thursday, April 26, 2012; historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, April 26, the 117th day of 2012. There are 249 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

* In 1785, American naturalist, hunter and artist John James Audubon was born in what became Haiti.

* In 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal, Va., and killed.

* In 2000, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation’s first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bobby Rydell is 70 today. (photo by Alan C. Teeple via wikipedia commons)

79 CAROL BURNETT, comedian

76 DUANE EDDY, guitarist

70 BOBBY RYDELL, singer

69 GARY WRIGHT, singer of the song “Dream Weaver”

52 ROGER TAYLOR, rock drummer of the group Duran Duran

41 JAY DeMARCUS, Columbus, Ohio native and musician of Rascal Flatts

32 CHANNING TATUM, actor from 21 Jump Street

 

Crew players Ekpo, James to play for their country’s national team

 

(courtesy of MLS)

Two Columbus Crew players will be seeing action for their respective country’s national team in the next few weeks.

Midfielder Emmanuel Ekpo and defender Julius James were called up by their national teams for exhibition games in August.

James will join Trinidad & Tobago for a game against Haiti on August 10 in Port-au-Prince.

Ekpo could make his first appearance for his senior national team against Ghana on August 9 in Watford, England.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Columbus Crew news

Arkansas TE D.J. Williams named to SEC Community Service Team

D.J. Williams (courtesy of Arkansas athletics)

University of Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams was named to the 16th annual SEC Football Community Service Team, which recognizes the superior community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes.

The Community Service Team consists of one student-athlete from each SEC school, nominated by the institution’s personnel, who has devoted himself to community service.

From participation in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, to the local Boys & Girls Clubs and Children’s hospital, Williams has demonstrated he has a big heart and a passion for giving back to his community. He has used his stature as a prominent college football player to raise awareness and inspire others to abandon troubled relationships and seek help. Additionally, Williams has been involved in Lift Up America “Feeding the Hungry”, the Book Hogs Read to Win program, Thanksgiving Dinner at Homestyle Assisted Living Center, the Sweat Hogs program and was active in Razorback Relief: Operation Haiti at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track Center in which the Northwest Arkansas community packaged a record of more than 1.4 million meals for the starving population of Haiti still suffering from the earthquake.

In addition, Williams spoke to 1,200 elementary children at Bud Walton Arena as part of the Red Ribbon Rally during drug awareness week last month.

The senior from Little Rock, Arkansas, was presented with the Disney Spirit Award, given to college football’s most inspirational figure.

2010 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM

Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama

D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas

Zach Clayton, DL, Auburn

Ahmad Black, SS, Florida

Kris Durham, SE, Georgia

Marcus Davis, C, Kentucky

Drake Nevis, DT, LSU

Jerrell Powe, DT, Ole Miss

Derek Sherrod, OL, Mississippi State

Garrett Crisholm, OT, South Carolina

Daniel Lincoln, PK, Tennessee

John Stokes, LB, Vanderbilt

Info courtesy of Arkansas athletics

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 27, 2010: Alamanac, News and Celebrity Birthdays

 

DAILY ALMANAC

 

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2010. There are 157 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 27, 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

* In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State.

* In 1866, Cyrus W. Field finished laying the first successful under water telegraph cable between North America and Europe. A previous cable had burned out after only a few weeks’ use in 1858.

* In 1909, during the first official test of the U.S. Army’s first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Virginia, for one hour and 12 minutes.

* In 1940, Bugs Bunny made his “official” debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 

* Louis Prima has received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The big-band leader, who died in 1978, was honored Sunday at a ceremony attended by his son, Louis Prima, Jr., who continues the legacy of his father’s music. and his daughter Lena Prima.

* Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop singer, told CNN that he is thinking of running for president of Haiti.

* Hugh Laurie, the lead actor on the TV series House, has signed a record deal to record an album of New Orleans-inspired Blues music.

 

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alex Rodriguez 35 today (mlb)

 

79 Jerry Van Dyke, actor on the TV show Coach and Dick Van Dyke’s brother.

66 Bobbie Gentry, singer of the song, Ode to Billie Joe.

61 Maureen McGovern, singer of the song, The Morning After.

53 Bill Engvall, comedian.

38 Maya Rudolph, comedian.

35 Alex Rodriguez, baseball star of the New York Yankees and soon to become a member of MLB’s 600 homer club.