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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: 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.