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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.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 2010: Alamanac

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, August 15, the 227th day of 2010. There are 138 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

*On August 15, 1945, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced in a radio address that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.

* In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica.

* In 1914, the Panama Canal opened to traffic.

* In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow in the Alaska Territory.

* In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces landed in Southern France in Operation Dragoon.

* In 1947, India became independent after almost 200 years of British rule.

* In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.

* In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rent.

Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship five years ago today in New Jersey (Joel Torres & Columbus Wired photo)

* Five Years Ago, August 15, 2005, golfer Phil Mickelson claimed a one-shot victory in the PGA  Championship in Springfield, New Jersey. Today, August 15, 2010, Phil Mickelson is 12 shots back of first place at the PGA Championship in Haven, Wisconsin. Can he do it again 5 years later?