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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012; historical highlights

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2012. There are 224 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland; Earhart’s achievement came on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight to France.

* In 1471, King Henry VI of England died in the Tower of London at age 49.

* In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.

* In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

* In 2002, The State Department named seven

nations as sponsors of terror, with Iran at the top of the list. The other countries were Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 HILTON VALENTINE, rock musician with The Animals

64 LEO SAYER, singer of the disco song “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”

55 JUDGE REINHOLD, actor from the Beverly Hills Cop movies

22 SCOTT LEAVENWORTH, actor from the TV show, 7th Heaven

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Tuesday, April 24, 2012; Historical news, Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 115th day of 2012. There are 251 days left before we move into 2013.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

* On April 24, 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a TV signal, using NASA’s Echo 1 balloon satellite to bounce a video image of the letters “M.I.T.” transmitted from Camp Parks, Calif., to Westford, Mass.

* In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. (The U.S. responded in kind the next day.)

* In 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful mission to free the American hostages in Iran, resulting in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.

* In 2002: U.S. Roman Catholic leaders agreed to make it easier to remove priests who were guilty of sexually abusing minors.

Barbra Streisand is 70 years old today. (2007 photo by MaxPride via wikipedia commons)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

78 SHIRLEY MacLAINE, actress and the sister of actor Warren Beatty

72 SUE GRAFTON, author of the A-Z alphabet series featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone

70 BARBRA STREISAND, renown singer of pop and middle-of-the rock music; actress and wife of James Brolin

48 CEDRIC the ENTERTAINER, actor and comedian who was born Cedric Anthony Kyles

30 KELLY CLARKSON, singer and the first winner of “American Idol”

28 TYSON RITTER, rock singer for the group All-American Rejects

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 27, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, January 27, the 27th day of 2011. There are 338 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 27, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran.

* In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

* In 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

* In 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tracy Lawrence turns 43 (photo by Itshears via wikipedia commons)

71 JAMES CROMWELL, actor

66 NICK MASON, DRUMMER from the group Pink Floyd

63 MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, Ballet Dancer

55 MIMI ROGERS, born Miriam Spickler, actress and former wife of Tom Cruise

43 TRACY LAWRENCE, country singer

39 JOSH RANDALL, actor

35 KEVIN DENNEY, country singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, January 20, the 20th day of 2011. There are 345 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

Barack Obama became the United States 44th President on this date in 2009 and the nation's first African American elected to the office (file photo)

* On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president.

* In 1942, Nazi officials conducted the notorious Wannsee conference, arriving at their “final solution” that called for killing all Jews.

* In 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, acting minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

* In 1986, the United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil-rights leader the Reverand Martin Luther King, Jr.

* In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation’s 44th president and first African-American elected to the position.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

81 BUZZ ALDRIN, former astronaut

59 PAUL STANLEY, rock musician from the group KISS

55 BILL MAHER, comedian and TV host

48 JAMES DENTON, actor on the TV show Desperate Housewives

46 JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, country singer

45 RAINN WILSON, actor from the TV show, The Office

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.

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