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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS for Monday March 14, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, March 14 is the 73rd day of 2011. There are 292 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized American’s cotton injury.

* In 1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first chief executive to file a federal income tax report.

* In 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.

* In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. Both the conviction and death sentence were later overturned, but Ruby died before he could be retried.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Quincy Jones in Los Angeles Oct 2008 (photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com via wikipedia commons)

83 FRANK BORMAN, FORMER ASTRONAUT

78 MICHAEL CAINE, ACTOR

78 QUINCY JONES COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, who has produced theme songs for “The Bill Cosby Show” and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He was also married to Peggy Lipton of  “The Mod Squad” from 1974 to 1990.

66 MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, COUNTRY SINGER

63 BILLY CRYSTAL, ACTOR, COMEDIAN

53 PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO

28 TAYLOR HANSON, SINGER-MUSICIAN FROM THE GROUP, HANSON

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR Tuesday January 4, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, January 4, the fourth day of 2011. There are 361 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS  ON THIS DATE

Utah was admitted as the 45th state on this date in 1896 (photo by David Jolley Staplegunther via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 4, 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul.

* In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

* In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state.

* In 1948, Burma, which is now Myanmar became independent of British rule.

* In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by Senate Watergate Committee.

* In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

84 BARBARA RUSH, actress who played Nora Clavicle on Batman.

81 DON SHULA, Ohio-born, football hall of fame member, John Carroll University graduate, former Miami Dolphins head coach.

68 DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, author.

54 PATTY LOVELESS, country singer.

51 MICHAEL STIPE, rock singer for the group R.E.M.

45 DEANA CARTER, country singer.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 2010: Celebrity Birthdays

Guy De Maupassant, author in 1850.

Conrad Aiken, author in 1889.

John Huston, filmmaker in 1906.

Patrick Ewing, basketball player at Georgetown University and the NBA in 1962, he’s 48.

**Born on this date in 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which is located in Auglaize County, American astronaut and the First man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

A United States Navy fighter pilot during the Korean War, Armstrong became a test pilot for what was then the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics in 1955.

Neil Armstrong (courtesy of NASA)

In 1962, Armstrong was already a veteran of the X-15, he became a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut and served as command pilot of the Gemini 8 mission.

As a commander of Apollo 11 (June 16-24, 1969, he was the first person to step on the moon.

Armstong taught aeronautical engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1971 to 1979.

In 1985, President Reagan appointed Armstrong to the National Commission on Space and in 1986 named him vice chairman of a panel to investigate the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which happened earlier that year.