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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday March 23, 2011, Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Wednesday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2011. There are 283 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared the famous words of “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

* In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific Coast, began their journey back east.

* In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.

* In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.

* In 1965, America’s first two-person spaceflight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly five-hour flight.

* In 1996, Taiwan held its first direct presidential elections; incumbent Lee Teng-hui was the winner.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Perez Hilton pictured at 2009 AMA's (photo by Keith Hinkle & Truu via wikipedia commons)

89 MARTY ALLEN, comedian

82 Sir ROGER BANNISTER, first runner to break the four-minute-mile barrier and a was knighted by the Queen of England in 1975 for service to his country.

58 CHAKA KHAN, former lead singer of the group, Rufus

45 MARIN HINKLE, actress from Two and a Half Men

35 MICHELLE MONAGHAN, actress

35 KERI RUSSELL, actress

33 PEREZ HILTON, gossip blogger

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 AND MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.