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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY DECEMBER 26, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, December 26, the 360th day of 2010. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day holiday Kwanzaa began. It was also Boxing Day.

Happy Holidays from megasportsnews.com (by Manlan courtesy of Clker.com)

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On December 26, 1799, former President George Washington was eulogized as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

* In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African-American boxer to win the world heavyweight championship.

* In 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.

* In 1960, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers, 17-13, for the NFL championship.

* In 2004, 230,000 people were killed by a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean.

* In 2006, former President Gerald R. Ford died in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 93.

* In 2000, Actor Jason Robards died in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at age 78.

* In 2005, Monday Night Football ended a 36-year run on ABC-TV with a 31-21 win by the New England Patriots over the New York Jets. Disney, Inc, switched the game to ABC’s sister station, ESPN.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

77 CARROLL SPINNEY, actor who plays Big Bird on Sesame Street.

71 PHIL SPECTOR, record producer.

31 CHRIS DAUGHTRY, rock singer from American Idol fame.

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ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 27, 2010: Alamanac, News and Celebrity Birthdays

 

DAILY ALMANAC

 

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2010. There are 157 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 27, 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

* In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State.

* In 1866, Cyrus W. Field finished laying the first successful under water telegraph cable between North America and Europe. A previous cable had burned out after only a few weeks’ use in 1858.

* In 1909, during the first official test of the U.S. Army’s first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Virginia, for one hour and 12 minutes.

* In 1940, Bugs Bunny made his “official” debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 

* Louis Prima has received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The big-band leader, who died in 1978, was honored Sunday at a ceremony attended by his son, Louis Prima, Jr., who continues the legacy of his father’s music. and his daughter Lena Prima.

* Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop singer, told CNN that he is thinking of running for president of Haiti.

* Hugh Laurie, the lead actor on the TV series House, has signed a record deal to record an album of New Orleans-inspired Blues music.

 

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alex Rodriguez 35 today (mlb)

 

79 Jerry Van Dyke, actor on the TV show Coach and Dick Van Dyke’s brother.

66 Bobbie Gentry, singer of the song, Ode to Billie Joe.

61 Maureen McGovern, singer of the song, The Morning After.

53 Bill Engvall, comedian.

38 Maya Rudolph, comedian.

35 Alex Rodriguez, baseball star of the New York Yankees and soon to become a member of MLB’s 600 homer club.