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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday November 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, was the 314th day of the year, with 51 remaining before 2011.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

The U.S. Marine Corps was organized on this date in 1775 (courtesy of U.S. Marines Corps via Wikipedia Commons)

Sesame Street made its debut on this date in 1969 (courtesy of Sesame Street via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

* In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s God Bless America on her CBS radio program.

* In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia.

* In 1969, the children’s educational program Sesame Street made its debut on National Educational Television, later PBS.

* In 1975, the iron ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank in a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. This tragedy led Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot to sing the folk song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

* In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

69 Donna Fargo, country singer.

63 Greg Lake, rock musician of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

54 Sinbad, entertainer born David Adkins.

42 Tracy Morgan, actor/comedian.

41 Ellen Pompeo, leading actress on TV show, Grey’s Anatomy.

27 Miranda Lambert, country singer.

24 Josh Peck, actor from the TV show Drake & Josh.


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, September 22, the 265th day of 2010. We have 100 days left before 2011 arrives. The season of AUTUMN will arrive at 11:09 TONIGHT.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Captain Nathan Hale, age 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

* In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.

* In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long count” fight in Chicago.

* In 1964, the musical Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway. It ran for 3,242 performances.

* In 1975, Sara Jane Moore shot at President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel but missed. Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on December 31, 2007.

* In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into a war that lasted almost eight years.

* In 1989, songwriter Irving Berlin died at age 101.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Walter Alston (L), Tommy LaSorda (R). Tommy is 83 today. (photo courtesy of Joe Santry & Clippers)

83 Tommy LaSorda, baseball Hall of Fame manager.

59 David Coverdale, rock singer for the bands, Deep Purple & Whitesnake.

54 Debby Boone, singer and daughter of crooner Pat Boone.

52 Andrea Bocelli, classical crossover singer.

45 Scott Baio, actor.