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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: SUNDAY JANUARY 2, 2011 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, January 2, the second day of 2011. There are 363 days left in the year.

(By Birdie courtesy of Clker.com)

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 2, 1811, Senator Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, became the first member of the U.S. Senate to be censured, for improperly revealing the contents of an executive document.

* In 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

* In 1921, religious services were broadcast on radio for the first time as KDKA in Pittsburgh aired the regular Sunday service of the city’s Calvary Espiscopal Church.

* In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon.

* In 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for presidency.

* In 1991, Sharon Pratt (Dixon) was sworn in as the mayor of Washington, becoming the first black woman to head a city of that size and prominence.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Zoologist Jack Hanna is 64 today. (photo by Phil Konstantin via Wikipedia Commons)

64 JACK HANNA, director emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

43 CUBA GOODING, Jr., actor from the movie Jerry Maguire.

42 CHRISTY TURLINGTON, model.

36 DOUG ROBB, rock singer from the group, Hoobastank.

36 DAX SHEPARD, actor.

32 JERRY DePIZZO JR., rock musician from the group, Q.A.R.

28 KATE BOSWORTH, actress from Superman Returns.

clipart courtesy of Clker.com

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday October 27, 2010, Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Wednesday was October 27, 2010, the 300th day in the year. There are 65 days remaining.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On October 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published in New York.

* In 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York.

* In 1947, You Bet Your Life, starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio.

* In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East peace accord.

* In 2009, Michael Jackson’s last work, the documentary Michael Jackson: This Is It, opened in theatres everywhere.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ruby Dee from 1962 (photo by Carl Van Vechten photographer via Wikipedia Commons)

86 Ruby Dee, actress who for years, teammed with her late husband Ossie Davis in all types of productions and  TV shows. Ossie died in 2005. Ruby Dee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1924.

68 Lee Greenwood, country singer who gained fame for the song, “God Bless the USA”.

61 Garry Tallent, rock musician of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

52 Simon Le Bon, singer of the group Duran, Duran.

43 Scott Weiland, rock singer of the Stone Temple Pilots.

26 Kelly Osbourne, actress, singer and daughter of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne.

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 FOR MONDAY JULY 12, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2010. There are 172 days remaining in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 12, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill passed by Congress authorizing the Medal of Honor.

* In 1543, England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

* In 1909, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. It was declared ratified in February 1913.

* In 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch Magic Screen drawing toy, invented by French electrician Andre Cassagnes, was first produced by the Ohio Art Company.

* In 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he had chosen U.S. Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York as his running mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.

* In 1993, about 200 people were killed when an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck northern Japan and triggered a tsunami.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 Van Cliburn, pianist.

74 Frank Ryan, the last quarterback to lead the Cleveland Browns to an NFL title.

73 Bill Cosby, actor and comedian.

62 Richard Simmons, fitness guru and actor.

59 Cheryl Ladd, actress from Charlie’s Angels.

54 Sandi Patty, gospel singer.

32 Topher Grace, actor from That 70′s Show.

32 Michelle Rodriguez, actress of Avatar.