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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Monday, May 7, 2012; historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is the second Monday of the month, Monday, May 7, the 128th day of 2012. There are 238 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* In 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending its role in World War II.

* In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam era.” In Ho Chi Minh City — formerly Saigon — the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.

* In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his triple-crown victories.

* In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who said they had suffered injury from exposure to the chemical.

* In 2011, The U.S. released a handful of videos seized from Osama bin Laden’s hideout showing the terrorist leader watching newscasts of himself amid shabby surroundings.

Singer Thelma Houston is 66 years old today (2009 photo by Jyothis via wikipedia commons)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

73 JIMMY RUFFIN, soul singer who is known for (What becomes of the Broken-hearted)

66 THELMA HOUSTON, singer who sung the 1977 #1 hit song, (Don’t Leave Me This Way). It won a Grammy Award in 1978

66 BILL KREUTZMANN, rock drummer from the group the Grateful Dead

38 BRECKLIN MEYER, actor

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 NEWS: Thursday November 4, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, November 4, was the 308th day of 2010. With 57 days remaining in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

Ronald Reagan went from actor to the White House on this date in history to become our 40th president (file photo)

* On November 4, 1980, Ronald Reagan won the the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter.

* In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt.

* In 1924, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.

* In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some, it was the beginning of 444 days of captivity.

* In 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with a dedication attended by President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon. The first gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives.

* In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.

* In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

80 Doris Roberts, actress from Everybody Loves Raymond.

73 Loretta Swit, actress who played “Hot Lips” on M*A*S*H*.

70 Delbert McClinton, pop & blues singer.

64 Laura Bush, former first lady & wife of former president George W. Bush.

60 Markie Post, actress from the TV show, Night Court.

49 Ralph Macchio, actor from the original movie, The Karate Kid.

41 Matthew McConaughey, actor.

41 Sean “Puffy” Combs, rapper & producer.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, September 22, the 265th day of 2010. We have 100 days left before 2011 arrives. The season of AUTUMN will arrive at 11:09 TONIGHT.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Captain Nathan Hale, age 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

* In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.

* In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long count” fight in Chicago.

* In 1964, the musical Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway. It ran for 3,242 performances.

* In 1975, Sara Jane Moore shot at President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel but missed. Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on December 31, 2007.

* In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into a war that lasted almost eight years.

* In 1989, songwriter Irving Berlin died at age 101.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Walter Alston (L), Tommy LaSorda (R). Tommy is 83 today. (photo courtesy of Joe Santry & Clippers)

83 Tommy LaSorda, baseball Hall of Fame manager.

59 David Coverdale, rock singer for the bands, Deep Purple & Whitesnake.

54 Debby Boone, singer and daughter of crooner Pat Boone.

52 Andrea Bocelli, classical crossover singer.

45 Scott Baio, actor.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, September 8, the 251st day of 2010. There are 114 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (file photo)

* In 1504, Michelangelo’s towering marble statue of David was unveiled in Florence, Italy.

* In 1892, an early version of the Pledge of Allegiance, written by Francis Bellamy, appeared in The Youth’s Companion.

* In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.

* In 1941, the 900-day siege of Leningrad by German forces began during World War II.

* In 1951, a peace treaty with Japan was signed by 49 nations.

* In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard M. Nixon.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

* 88 Sid Caesar, comedian.

53 Heather Thomas, actress from the TV show, The Fall Guy.

50 Aimee Mann, singer.

40 Neko Case, singer.

39 David Arquette, actor.

35 Richard Hughes, rock musician.

35 Larenz Tate, actor.

31 Pink, aka Alecia Beth Tate, singer of the song “I’m coming out” & “So What.”

29 Jonathan Taylor Thomas, actor from the TV show, Home Improvement.

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