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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR Tuesday January 4, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, January 4, the fourth day of 2011. There are 361 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS  ON THIS DATE

Utah was admitted as the 45th state on this date in 1896 (photo by David Jolley Staplegunther via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 4, 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul.

* In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

* In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state.

* In 1948, Burma, which is now Myanmar became independent of British rule.

* In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by Senate Watergate Committee.

* In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

84 BARBARA RUSH, actress who played Nora Clavicle on Batman.

81 DON SHULA, Ohio-born, football hall of fame member, John Carroll University graduate, former Miami Dolphins head coach.

68 DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, author.

54 PATTY LOVELESS, country singer.

51 MICHAEL STIPE, rock singer for the group R.E.M.

45 DEANA CARTER, country singer.

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.

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?

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 24 & SUNDAY JULY 25, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC AND HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY FOR Saturday July 24

* Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

* Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, New York.

* Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

* The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over the White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

* Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FOR THIS DATE

* Simon Bolivar, liberator born in 1783.

* Alexandre Dumas, novelist in 1802.

* Amelia Earhart, American Aviator born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.

* Bella Abzug, Congresswoman in 1920.

* Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer in 1969

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FOR THIS DATE SUNDAY JULY 25

* Henry Knox, officer in 1750

* Thomas Eakins, American Painter, photographer and sculptor in 1844

* Arthur Balfour, statesman in 1848

* Walter Payton, Hall of Fame Football Player in 1954

* Matt LeBlanc, actor in 1967