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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.
HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* 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.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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 For Thursday March 24, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2011. There are 282 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

* In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the Bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.

* In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Phillippines.

* In 1958, rock ‘n’ roll singer Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee.

* In 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her country’s military.

* In 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alyson Hannigan in April 2003 is 37 today. (photo by Patrick Lee via wikipedia commons)

63 LEE OSKAR, harmonica-playing rocker from the group WAR

60 TOMMY HILFIGER, fashion designer

49 STAR JONES, TV personality

38 JIM PARSONS, actor

37 ALYSON HANNIGAN, actress from How I Met Your Mother

35 PEYTON MANNING, NFL quarterback

21 KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES, actress

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 22, 2011; Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Tuesday is March 22, the 81st day of 2011. There are 284 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the Colonies.

* In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.

* In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three others were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, New Mexico.

* In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson named General William C. Westmoreland to be the Army’s chief of staff.

* In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “the Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto, Rico.

In 2010, Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton toured the earthquake-devastated capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

George Benson in Madrid 2009 (photo by Raul Ruiz via wikipedia commons)

90 JOHN J. GILLIGAN, former Ohio governor

81 STEPHEN SONDHEIM, composer and lyricist

PAT ROBERTSON, evangelist broadcaster

80 WILLIAM SHATNER, actor/advertising pitchman

70 JEREMY CLYDE, singer from the 60′s group, Chad & Jeremy

68 GEORGE BENSON, singer and guitarist

63 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, composer

59 BOB COSTAS, sportscaster

35 REESE WITHERSPOON, born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, actress


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 24, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, January 24, the 24th day of 2010. There are 341 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutters’ Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of 1949.

* In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under the tutelage of Robert Baden-Powell.

* In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.

* In 1965, Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.

* In 1986, the Voyager 2 space probe swept past Uranus, coming within 50,679 miles of the seventh planet of the solar system.

* In 2003, Tom Ridge was sworn in as the first head of the new  Department of Homeland Security.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ernest Borgnine (photo by Greg Hernandez via wikipedia commons)

94 ERNEST BORGNINE, actor best known as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale on the TV show McHale’s Navy

72 RAY STEVENS, singer-songwriter

70 NEIL DIAMOND, singer-songwriter

70 AARON NEVILLE, singer

43 MARY LOU RETTON, gymnast & Olympic gold medalist

37 ED HELMS, actor


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday January 6, 2011:Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Thursday, January 6, was the sixth day of 2011. Remaining days in the year totals 359.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY 6

FDR in his State of the Union address on January 6, 1941, spoke on "Four Freedoms." (photo by Elias Goldensky via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of “Four Freedoms”: freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear.

* In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage lasted about six months.

* In 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, New Jersey.

* In 1919, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, New York, at age 60.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

87 EARL SCRUGGS, bluegrass musician

67 BONNIE FRANKLIN, actress from TV show One Day at a Time with Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli

58 MALCOLM YOUNG, rock musician for the group AC/DC

43 JOHN SINGLETON, movie director for Four Brothers

35 DANNY PINTAURO, actor from the TV show Who’s the Boss? with Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano and Katherine Helmond


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