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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 15, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Tuesday, March 15, was the 74th day of 2011. With 291 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.

* In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.

* In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson met with reporters for what has been described as the first actual presidential press conference.

* In 1975, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris. He was 69.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sly Stone turned 68 on Tuesday, pictured at a 2007 Jazz Festival (photo by Chris Hakkens via wikipedia commons)

76 JUDD HIRSCH, actor

70 MIKE LOVE, singer from the Beach Boys

68 SLY STONE, singer-musician from Sly & the Family Stone

50 FABIO, famous male model

48 BRET MICHAELS, controversial rock singer from the group, Poison

36 EVA LONGORIA, actress from the TV show, Desperate Housewives

36 will.i. am, rapper-musician from the group, the Black-Eyed Peas


ENTERTAINMENT FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 26, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Thursday, August 26, the 238th day of 2010. There are 127 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

State of Alaska was voted into statehood on this date in 1958 (file)

* On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was certified in effect.

* In 55 B.C., Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain but achieved limited success.

* In 1910, humanitarian and Nobel Peace laureate Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in present-day Skopje, Macedonia.

* In 1910, Thomas Edison demonstrated for reporters an improved version of his Kinetophone, a device for showing a movie with synchronized sound.

* In 1958, Alaskans went to the polls to overwhelmingly vote in favor of statehood.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

* Five years ago, August 26, 2005, Utility crews in South Florida scrambled to restore power to more than 1 million customers blacked out by Hurricane Katrina.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

75 Geraldine Ferraro, former Democratic vice-presidential nominee.

68 Vic Dana, singer.

64 Valerie Simpson, rhythm & blues singer of the group Ashford & Simpson with husband Nick Ashford.

50 Branford Marsalis, jazz musician.

30 Macaulay Culkin, actor from the Home Alone movies.

30 Chris Pine, actor from Star Trek.

compiled from staff, various almanac books, celebrity & entertainment magazines

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY JULY 18, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC


Today is Sunday, July 18, it’s the 199th day of 2010. There are 166 days remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY


* In the year 64, A great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.

* In 1925, The first volume of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published.

* In 1936, the Spanish War began.

* In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act.

* In 1976, 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score, a 10, at the Olympics and went on to score six more tens and win three gold medals.

* In 1999, New York Yankees’ pitcher David Cone pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS (PAST AND PRESENT)

*Robert Hooke, physicist, mathematician and inventor, born in 1635.

* William Thackery, novelist born in 1811.

* Jessamyn West, novelist born in 1902.

* S. I. Hakayawa, formerĀ  U.S. Senator, scholar born in 1906.

* Nelson Mandela, Current South African political leader, born in 1918.

* John Glenn, Ohio native, astronaut and U. S. Senator, born in 1921.

* Dick Button, figure skater, born in 1929.

* Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a poet, born in 1933.