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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday, April 25, 2012; almanac, historical news & birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 116th day of 2012. We have 250 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On April 25, 1862, during the Civil War, a Union fleet commanded by Flag Officer David G. Farragut captured New Orleans.

* In 1792, highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by the guillotine.

* In 1901, New York Gov. Benjamin Barker Odell Jr. signed an automobile-registration bill that imposed a 15 mph speed limit on highways.

* In 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses.

* In 1972, Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera, which ejected self-developing photographs.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Al Pacino is 72 today. (2010 photo by Andrea Ricca & Ran Zag via wikipedia commons)

72 AL PACINO, famous actor

67 STU COOK, bass player for the group, Creedence Clearwater Revival

52 ART SCHLICHTER, former Ohio State and NFL quarterback from Washington Court House, Ohio

48 HANK AZARIA, who portrays Moe the bartender, Apu the India native, Police Chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons since 1989

48 ANDY BELL, singer from the group Erasure

43 RENEE ZELLWEGER, actress from the Bridget Jones movies

Art Schlichter turns 52 today (photo courtesy of OSU)

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Tuesday, September 28, the 271st day of 2010. There are 94 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

1919 Chicago White Sox team. Eight members of the team were indicted on this date in history for allegedly throwing games. (wfe cc photo)

* On September 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in what became known as “Black Sox” scandal. Despite initial confessions by several of the players, all were acquitted at the trial. All eight were banned from baseball for life. The most recognizable player was “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.

* In 1787, the Congress of the Confederation voted to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval.

* In 1924, two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.

* In 1939, during  World War II, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a treaty calling for the partitioning of Poland, which the two countries had invaded.

* In 1989, deposed Phillippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii at age 72.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

76 Bridgett Bardot, actress.

58 Sylvia Kristel, actress.

46 Janeane Garofalo, actress, comedian.

43 Mira Sorvino, actress.

43 Moon Zappa, TV personality.

42 Naomi Watts, actress.

35 Mandy Barnett, country singer.

33 Young Jeezy, rapper.

23 Hilary Duff, actress, singer and is TV’s Lizzie McGuire.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, September 27, the 270th day of 2010. There are 95 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 27, 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to invading forces from Nazi Germany during World War II.

* In 1779, John Adams was named by congress to negotiate peace terms with Britain after the Revolutionary War.

* In 1954, Tonight! made its network debut on NBC. Steve Allen was the host.

* In 1964, the government released the report of the Warren Commission, which found that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

* In 1979, Congress gave final approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education.

* One year ago today, September 27, 2009, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was elected to a second term.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Don Cornelius is 74 today (file photo)

90 Jayne Meadows, actress.

76 Wilford Brimley, actor and TV commercial pitchman.

74 Don Cornelius, producer & creator of Soul Train.

67 Randy Bachman, rock musician for the group Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

63 Meat Loaf, rock singer.

63 A Martinez, actor on LA Law, Santa Barbara and General Hospital.

63 Liz Torres, actress.

59 Richard Gerald Mason, Megasportsnews.com’s advisor and brother of website creator Stuart Mason.

52 Shaun Cassady, singer, director, actor, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassady and brother of David Cassady of the Partridge Family.

38 Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and daughter of Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow, one of the producers of the TV show Wild Wild West with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin.

28 Lil’ Wayne, singer & rapper.

26 Avril Lavigne, singer.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, September 17, the 260th day of 2010. There are 105 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 17, 1862, in the bloodiest day in U.S. history, Union forces fought Confederate invaders in the Civil War battle of Antietam in Maryland; more than 3,600 men were killed.

* In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

* In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had attacked.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

New Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel is 48 today (megasportsnews.com)

83 George Blanda, Football Hall of Fame kicker & quarterback.

80 David Huddleston, actor.

65 Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers head coach.

59 Cassandra Peterson, actress who plays “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.”

48 Scott Arniel, Columbus Blue Jackets new head coach.

45 Kyle Chandler, actor.

35 Constantine Maroulis, rock singer & Broadway actor.

35 Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR driver and four-time Sprint Cup champion.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, September 7, the 250th day of 2010. There are 115 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The United States turned over control of the Panama Canal to Panama on this date in 1977 (wfe cc photo)

* On September 7, 1940, Nazi Germany began its eight-month blitz of Britain during World War II with the first air attack on London.

* In 1927, American TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21 succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an “image dissector.”

* In 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the United States to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in Washington.

* In 1979, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable-TV debut.

* In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot on the Las Vegas Strip. He died six days later.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

80 Sonny Rollins, jazz saxophonist.

61 Gloria Gaynor, singer known for the song, I Will Survive.

59 Chrissie Hynde, rock singer for the group, The Pretenders.

56 Michael Emerson, actor from the show, Lost.

54 Michael Feinstein, singer-pianist and Central Ohio native.

40 Tom Everett Scott, actor.

37 Shannon Elizabeth, actress.

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