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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Thursday, April 26, 2012; historical news, birthdays


Today is Thursday, April 26, the 117th day of 2012. There are 249 days left in the year.


* In 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

* In 1785, American naturalist, hunter and artist John James Audubon was born in what became Haiti.

* In 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal, Va., and killed.

* In 2000, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation’s first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.


Bobby Rydell is 70 today. (photo by Alan C. Teeple via wikipedia commons)

79 CAROL BURNETT, comedian

76 DUANE EDDY, guitarist

70 BOBBY RYDELL, singer

69 GARY WRIGHT, singer of the song “Dream Weaver”

52 ROGER TAYLOR, rock drummer of the group Duran Duran

41 JAY DeMARCUS, Columbus, Ohio native and musician of Rascal Flatts

32 CHANNING TATUM, actor from 21 Jump Street


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, March 12, 2012, Birthdays, milestones in history


Today is Monday, March 12, 2012, the 72nd day of the year. There are 294 days remaining before 2013.


* On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of America had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.

* In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies in the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started to deliver the first of his 30 radio “Fireside Chats, ” telling U.S. citizens what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis.

* In 1947, President Harry S. Truman established what became known as the “Truman Doctrine” to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.

* In 1951, Dennis the Menace, made its debut by cartoonist Hank Ketchum.

* In 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. The next day, Gary was sentenced to death and was executed in May 1994.

*Five years ago on March 12, 2007, R.E.M. and Van Halen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.


Al Jarreau is 72 today (1996 photo by Stig Ove Voll via wikipedia commons)

79 BARBARA FELDON, actress who played Agent 99 on GET SMART

72 AL JARREAU, singer who sung We’re In This Love Together

66 LIZA MINNELLI, singer & actress and daughter of actress Judy Garland

65 MITT ROMNEY, Republican Presidential candidate

64 JAMES TAYLOR, singer-songwriter who at one time was married to singer Carly Simon

62 JON PROVOST, actor from LASSIE who portrayed Timmy Martin

55 MARLON JACKSON, one of the brothers of the Jackson 5

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac, Monday, October 24, 2011: Historical Facts & Birthdays


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Today is Monday, October 24, 2011, the 279th day of 2011. There are 68 days left in the year. This is also Halloween Week.


* On October 24, 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California from San Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., via a line built by the Western Union Telegraph Company.

* In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third wife of England’s King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.

* In 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

* In 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect.

* Ten years ago in 2001, The U.S. House of Representatives barely passed a $100 billion economic-stimulus package.

* One year ago in 2010, Following the release of secret U.S. miltary documents by WikiLeaks, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told BBC television that allegations of prisoner abuse and civilian killings in Iraq were extremely serious and needed to be investigated.


85 Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Fame QB

75 Bill Wyman, rock musician

72 F. Murray Abraham, actor

51 B.D. Wong, actor from the Law & Order series

22 Shenae Grimes, actress from the new 90210 TV show


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: HAPPY NEW YEAR! JANUARY 1, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

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Saturday, January 1, is the first day of the year. there are 364 days left in the year.


* On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states were free.

* In 1861, Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez recaptured Mexico City, ending the Reform War.

* In 1890, the first Tournament of Roses took place in Pasadena California.

* In 1882, the Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opened.

* In 1953, country singer Hank Williams, Sr., was discovered dead in the back seat of his car during a stop in Oak Hill, West Virginia, while he was being driven to a concert date in Canton, Ohio.

* In 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrow Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic.

* In 1984, the breakup of AT&T took place as the telecommuincations giant was divested of its 22 Bell System companies under an antitrust agreement.

* In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.



61 STEVE RIPLEY, country singer.

53 GRANDMASTER FLASH, hip-hop musician.

53 REN WOODS, actress from Roots.

42 VERNE TROYER, actor from the Austin Powers movies.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Sunday October 24, 2010, Alamanacs & Celebrity News


Sunday was October 24, the 297th day of 2010. 68 days remain in 2010.


The United Nations came into existence on this date in history back in 1945 (file photo)

* On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect. On this date in 1949, construction began on United Nations headquarters in New York.

* In 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1931, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, was officially dedicated. It opened to traffic the next day.

* In 1939, Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded his signature theme, Let’s Dance.

* In 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

* In 20o2, authorities arrested Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo near Myersville, Maryland in connection with the Washington-area sniper attacks.


74 Bill Wyman, rock bassist of The Rolling Stones.

30 Monica, singer.

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