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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac, Monday, October 24, 2011: Historical Facts & Birthdays

 

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Today is Monday, October 24, 2011, the 279th day of 2011. There are 68 days left in the year. This is also Halloween Week.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY:

* On October 24, 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California from San Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., via a line built by the Western Union Telegraph Company.

* In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third wife of England’s King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.

* In 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

* In 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect.

* Ten years ago in 2001, The U.S. House of Representatives barely passed a $100 billion economic-stimulus package.

* One year ago in 2010, Following the release of secret U.S. miltary documents by WikiLeaks, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told BBC television that allegations of prisoner abuse and civilian killings in Iraq were extremely serious and needed to be investigated.

BIRTHDAYS:

85 Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Fame QB

75 Bill Wyman, rock musician

72 F. Murray Abraham, actor

51 B.D. Wong, actor from the Law & Order series

22 Shenae Grimes, actress from the new 90210 TV show

 

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS for Monday March 14, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, March 14 is the 73rd day of 2011. There are 292 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized American’s cotton injury.

* In 1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first chief executive to file a federal income tax report.

* In 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.

* In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. Both the conviction and death sentence were later overturned, but Ruby died before he could be retried.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Quincy Jones in Los Angeles Oct 2008 (photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com via wikipedia commons)

83 FRANK BORMAN, FORMER ASTRONAUT

78 MICHAEL CAINE, ACTOR

78 QUINCY JONES COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, who has produced theme songs for “The Bill Cosby Show” and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He was also married to Peggy Lipton of  “The Mod Squad” from 1974 to 1990.

66 MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, COUNTRY SINGER

63 BILLY CRYSTAL, ACTOR, COMEDIAN

53 PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO

28 TAYLOR HANSON, SINGER-MUSICIAN FROM THE GROUP, HANSON

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Sunday October 24, 2010, Alamanacs & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday was October 24, the 297th day of 2010. 68 days remain in 2010.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

The United Nations came into existence on this date in history back in 1945 (file photo)

* On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect. On this date in 1949, construction began on United Nations headquarters in New York.

* In 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to President Abraham Lincoln.

* In 1931, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, was officially dedicated. It opened to traffic the next day.

* In 1939, Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded his signature theme, Let’s Dance.

* In 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

* In 20o2, authorities arrested Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo near Myersville, Maryland in connection with the Washington-area sniper attacks.

CELEBRITY CELEBRITIES

74 Bill Wyman, rock bassist of The Rolling Stones.

30 Monica, singer.