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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Tuesday, May 22, 2012; historical news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2012. There are 223 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL MOMENTS ON THIS DATE

* On May 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

* In 1761, the first American life-insurance policy was issued in Philadelphia.

* In 1960, an earthquake of magnitude 9.5 — the strongest on record — struck southern Chile, claiming 1,655 lives.

* In 1992, after a reign of almost 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s Tonight Show for the last time.

* In 2011, A tornado devastated Joplin, Mo., with winds of up to 250 mph, claiming at least 159 lives and destroying about 8,000 homes and businesses.

Michael Constantine (R) is 85 today. He is pictured with Lloyd Haines (1969 publicity photo by ABC TV via wikipedia commons)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

85 MICHAEL CONSTANTINE, actor who played Seymour Kaufman on the ABC-TV show Room 222 in the 1970′s

70 BARBARA PARKINS, actress from the movie Valley of the Dolls

62 BERNIE TAUPIN, songwriter

38 A.J. LANGER, Columbus, Ohio born actress of the TV show Private Practice

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Wednesday, May 9, 2012; Historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, May 9, the 130th day of 2012. There are 236 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL NEWS ON THIS DATE

*On May 9, 1712, the Carolina Colony was officially divided into two entities: North Carolina and South Carolina.

* In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee opened public hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

* In 1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section of the southbound span to collapse.

* In 2011, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced on social-networking websites that he was running for the Republican presidential nomination. Earlier this month, Gingrich announced he was withdrawing from the race.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Candice Bergen turns 66 today (1993 photo by Alan Light via wikipedia commons)

77 NOKIE EDWARDS, rock guitarist of the group, The Ventures

76 ALBERT FINNEY, actor from the Erin Brockovich movie

70 TOMMY ROE, singer

66 CANDICE BERGEN, actress who portrayed Murphy Brown

63 BILLY JOEL, renowned pop singer

61 ALLY MILLS, actress from the TV show, The Wonder Years

52 TONY GWYNN, MLB Hall of Fame outfielder

33 ROSARIO DAWSON, actress from Sin City

27 AUDRINA PATRIDGE, TV personality from The Hills

 

**Newspaper clipart by OCAL, courtesy of Clker.com

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 FOR MONDAY AUGUST 9, 2010: Almanac, Ohio State Fair photos & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 9, the 221st day of 2010. There are 144 days left before 2011.

A gorilla on fire at the 2010 Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

2010 Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.

* In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, which described his experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was published.

* In 1910, the U.S. Patent Office granted Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Company, a patent for an electrically powered washing machine.

* In 1930, cartoon character Betty Boop made her debut in Max Fleischer’s animated short Dizzy Dishes.

Batcoper helicopter at the Fair (megasportsnews.com)

Megasportsnews.com's Nancy Mason with former OSU QB Stanley Jackson at the Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

* In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in Tate’s Los Angeles home. Cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime.

* In 1974, President Richard Nixon’s resignation took effect. Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th president.

* Ten years ago, August 9, 2000, Bridgestone/Firestone announced that it was recalling 6.5 million tires implicated in hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths.

* Five years ago, August 9, 2005, The Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven safely returned to Earth, ending a 14-day safety test that was shadowed by the Columbia tragedy.

Snakegirl Ride at Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

Prizes from the Ohio State Fair (megasportsnews.com)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

66 Sam Elliott, actor in Roadhouse and Gettysburg.

53 Melanie Griffith, actress and former wife of Don Johnson.

47 Whitney Houston, singer and former wife of Bobby Brown.

46 Hoda Kotb, co-host of Today Show’s fourth hour.

42 Eric Bana, actor.

34 Jessica Capshaw, actress on Grey’s Anatomy.

25 Anna Kendrick, actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY JULY 15, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, July 15, the 196th day of 2010. There are 169 days remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

*On July 15, 1910, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” was used to describe a progressive form of pre-senile dementia in the book Clinical Psychiatry by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition.

* In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state readmitted to the Union.

* In 1916, Boeing Company, originally known as Pacific Aero Products Company, was founded in Seattle.

* In 1971, President Richard Nixon startled America by announcing that he would visit the People’s Republic of China.

* In 1985, a shockingly gaunt-looking Rock Hudson appeared at a news conference with actress Doris Day. It was later revealed that Hudson had AIDS.

* Five years ago, July 15, 2005, Bankrupt energy company Enron Corporation agreed to pay a settlement of up to $1.5 billion to resolve claims that it had gouged California and other western states during the 2000-2001 energy crisis.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 Clive Cussler, author of the Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell thrillers.

75 Alex Karras, actor and former NFL star with the Detroit Lions.

74 George Voinovich, U.S. senator from Ohio and former governor of Ohio.

64 Linda Ronstadt, singer of the song Blue Bayou.

58 Terry Quinn, actor on the TV show Lost.

49 Forest Whitaker, actor in The Last King of Scotland.

37 Brian Austin Green, actor on the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and married to actress Megan Fox.

34 Diane Krueger, actress in the National Treasure films.