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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday, April 25, 2012; almanac, historical news & birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 116th day of 2012. We have 250 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On April 25, 1862, during the Civil War, a Union fleet commanded by Flag Officer David G. Farragut captured New Orleans.

* In 1792, highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by the guillotine.

* In 1901, New York Gov. Benjamin Barker Odell Jr. signed an automobile-registration bill that imposed a 15 mph speed limit on highways.

* In 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses.

* In 1972, Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera, which ejected self-developing photographs.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Al Pacino is 72 today. (2010 photo by Andrea Ricca & Ran Zag via wikipedia commons)

72 AL PACINO, famous actor

67 STU COOK, bass player for the group, Creedence Clearwater Revival

52 ART SCHLICHTER, former Ohio State and NFL quarterback from Washington Court House, Ohio

48 HANK AZARIA, who portrays Moe the bartender, Apu the India native, Police Chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons since 1989

48 ANDY BELL, singer from the group Erasure

43 RENEE ZELLWEGER, actress from the Bridget Jones movies

Art Schlichter turns 52 today (photo courtesy of OSU)

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday, October 25, 2011; Historical events & Birthdays

 

Pumpkin Bats by Riley (courtesy of Clker.com)

Today is Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the 298th day of the year. There are 67 days left before 2012. This is also Halloween Week.

DAILY ALMANAC:

Highlights in History

* In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Va., for his failed raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown was convicted and hanged.

* In 1881, artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain.

* In 1910, America the Beautiful, with words by Katherine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was first published.

* In 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.

* In 1971, the U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.

BIRTHDAYS:

Bobby Knight in November 2008 in Lubbock, TX (photo by Truett Holmes via wikipedia commons)

71 BOBBY KNIGHT, Hall of Fame Basketball coach

67 JAMES CARVILLE, Political strategist

54 NANCY CARTWRIGHT, Voice actress for The Simpsons TV show

41 ED ROBERTSON, Lead singer of the group Barenaked Ladies

41 CHELY WRIGHT, Country singer

27 KATY PERRY, Pop singer

26 CIARA, R&B singer

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 27, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, January 27, the 27th day of 2011. There are 338 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 27, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran.

* In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

* In 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

* In 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tracy Lawrence turns 43 (photo by Itshears via wikipedia commons)

71 JAMES CROMWELL, actor

66 NICK MASON, DRUMMER from the group Pink Floyd

63 MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, Ballet Dancer

55 MIMI ROGERS, born Miriam Spickler, actress and former wife of Tom Cruise

43 TRACY LAWRENCE, country singer

39 JOSH RANDALL, actor

35 KEVIN DENNEY, country singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Thursday October 28, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Thursday, October 28, was the 301st day of 2010. There are 64 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this date in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland and rededicated on this date 50 years later by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 (file photo)

* On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

* In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a legislative act establishing Harvard College.

* In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York Store at 6th Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan.

* In 1918, the republic of Czechoslovakia proclaimed its independence.

* In 1919, Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.

* In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.

* In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba.

* In 2009, Angela Merkel was sworn in for a second term as German chancellor.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

66 Dennis Franz, actor from NYPD Blue.

48 Daphne Zuniga, actress from Melrose Place.

47 Lauren Holly, actress who got her start on All My Children as Julie Chandler.

43 Julia Roberts, actress.

38 Brad Paisley, country singer.

36 Joaquin Phoenix, actor and brother of the late actor, River Phoenix. His siblings include: Rain, Liberty, Summer and Jodean. Joaquin is the third-oldest of his siblings.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday October 25, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday October 25, was the 298th day of the year. There are 67 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 25, 1910, America the Beautiful, with words by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was published.

* In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his grandfather, George II.

* In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Virginia, for his failed raid at Harpers Ferry. Brown was convicted and hanged.

* In 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic evidence of  Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.

* In 1971, the U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.

* In 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Ronald Reagan, who said the action was taken to protect U.S. citizens there.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Former coach Bobby Knight turned 70 Monday (Texas Tech photo)

82 Marion Ross, actress from Happy Days, who played Mrs. Cunningham.

70 Bobby Knight, basketball Hall of Fame coach and Ohio State basketball alumnus.

66 John Anderson, rock singer from the group, Yes.

53 Nancy Cartwright, actress from Centerville, Ohio who is the voice of Bart Simpson of The Simpsons.

40 Ed Robertson, rock musician and lead singer of the group, Barenaked Ladies.

26 Katy Perry, singer.

25 Ciara, R & B singer.

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