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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Wednesday November 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Wednesday, November 10, 2010, was the 314th day of the year, with 51 remaining before 2011.


The U.S. Marine Corps was organized on this date in 1775 (courtesy of U.S. Marines Corps via Wikipedia Commons)

Sesame Street made its debut on this date in 1969 (courtesy of Sesame Street via Wikipedia Commons)

* On November 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

* In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s God Bless America on her CBS radio program.

* In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia.

* In 1969, the children’s educational program Sesame Street made its debut on National Educational Television, later PBS.

* In 1975, the iron ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank in a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. This tragedy led Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot to sing the folk song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

* In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75.


69 Donna Fargo, country singer.

63 Greg Lake, rock musician of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

54 Sinbad, entertainer born David Adkins.

42 Tracy Morgan, actor/comedian.

41 Ellen Pompeo, leading actress on TV show, Grey’s Anatomy.

27 Miranda Lambert, country singer.

24 Josh Peck, actor from the TV show Drake & Josh.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 14, 2010: Almanac, News & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Saturday, August 14, the 226th day of 2010. There are 139 days left in the year.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it first event this day in history in 1909 (

Indianapolis Motor Speedway grounds (

* On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

* In 1848, the Oregon Territory was created.

* In 1900, international forces , including U.S. Marines, entered Peking to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreign influence.

* In 1909, the newly opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted it’s first event, a series of motorcycle races.

* In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

* In 1947, Pakistan became independent of British rule.

* One year ago, August 14, 2009, Charles Manson follower, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, 60, convicted of trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford in 1975, was released from a Texas prison after more than three decades behind bars.


* CBS has set a date for the premiere of The Talk, the network’s new daytime talk show with six female co-hosts, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

The hourlong program, will air at 2 p.m. weekdays and kicks off on October 18.

* Dora, The Explorer is 10 years old. There will be a birthday adventure show this Sunday, August 15 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

* Actress Rachel Bilson and actor Hayden Christensen are no longer engaged. Bilson’s publicist says that the three-year romance is over.

* Rock star Alanis Morissette is expecting a baby, her first with new husband Mario Treadway (aka rapper Souleye). Morissette is 36 and Treadway who is 30, married on May 22.

* 93-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor returned home this week to recuperate after being hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center since July 17 for a broken hip. Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt says she is glad to be home.


69 David Crosby, rock singer.

69 Connie Smith, country singer.

65 Steve Martin, actor, comedian.

63 Danielle Steele, famous author.

51 Earvin “Magic” Johnson, former NBA star.

44 Halle Berry, actress from Cleveland, Ohio