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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS for Monday, April 9, 2011; Birthdays, Historical events

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, April 9, the 100th day of 2012. There are 266 days remaining in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1682, French explorer Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River basin for France.

* In 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

* In 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.

* In 1959, NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton.

* In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger ended its first mission with a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actor Dennis Quaid is 58 today (photo by Steve Jurvetson via wikipedia commons)

86 HUGH HEFNER, Playboy magazine founder

80 JIM FOWLER, Naturalist and host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

73 MICHAEL LEARNED, Actress from The Waltons

58 DENNIS QUAID, Actor, brother of Randy Quaid

52 SCOTT HOWSON, General manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets

46 CYNTHIA NIXON, Actress from Sex and the City

33 KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM, Actress, who played Rudy on The Cosby Show

22 KRISTEN STEWART, Actress from the Twilight movies

12 JACKIE EVANCHO, Singer

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Entertainment books

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY JULY 18, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC


Today is Sunday, July 18, it’s the 199th day of 2010. There are 166 days remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY


* In the year 64, A great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.

* In 1925, The first volume of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published.

* In 1936, the Spanish War began.

* In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act.

* In 1976, 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score, a 10, at the Olympics and went on to score six more tens and win three gold medals.

* In 1999, New York Yankees’ pitcher David Cone pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS (PAST AND PRESENT)

*Robert Hooke, physicist, mathematician and inventor, born in 1635.

* William Thackery, novelist born in 1811.

* Jessamyn West, novelist born in 1902.

* S. I. Hakayawa, former  U.S. Senator, scholar born in 1906.

* Nelson Mandela, Current South African political leader, born in 1918.

* John Glenn, Ohio native, astronaut and U. S. Senator, born in 1921.

* Dick Button, figure skater, born in 1929.

* Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a poet, born in 1933.