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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Saturday January 8, 2011 Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

ALMANAC

Saturday, January 8, the eighth day of of 2011. 357 days remain in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

* In 1815, U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812.

* In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his “Fourteen Points” for lasting peace after World War I.

* In 1935, rock ‘n’ roll legend and movie star Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

* In 1959, Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France’s Fifth Republic.

* In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” in his State of the Union address.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Shirley Bassey turned 74 on January 8. (photo by Nyctc7 via wikipedia commons)

78 CHARLES OSGOOD, CBS newsman

74 SHIRLEY BASSEY, singer in James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever

65 ROBBY KRIEGER, rock musician of the group, The Doors

64 DAVID BOWIE, rock singer

44 R. KELLY, controversial R&B singer


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY DECEMBER 30, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, December 30, the 364th day of 2010. There is one day left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On December 30, 1860, 10 days after South Carolina seceded from the Union, the state militia seized the U.S. Arsenal in Charleston, completing a takeover of all federal property in the city except Fort Sumpter.

* In 1813, the British burned Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812.

* In 1853, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy 45,000 square miles from Mexico for $10 million in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.

* In 1936, the United Auto Workers union launched it first “sit-down” strike, at the Fisher Body Plant number 1 in Flint, Michigan.

* In 1940, California’s first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena, was officially opened.

* In 1972, the United States halted its heavy bombing of North Vietnam.

* In 2006, Iraqis awoke to news that Saddam Hussein hand been hanged; victims of his three decades of autocratic rule took to the streets in celebration.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Today show co-host Meredith Vieira is 57 today (photo by Daniel Flather via Wikipedia Commons)

Today Show co-host Matt Lauer is 53 today. He is pictured with Russian president Vladimir Putin. (photo permission is from www.kremlin.ru via Wikipedia Commons)

75 SANDY KOUFAX, baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who attended the University of Cincinnati.

65 DAVY JONES, singer from the group, The Monkees.

57 MEREDITH VIEIRA, Today show co-host with Matt Lauer.

54 SUZY BOGGUSS, country singer.

53 MATT LAUER, Today show co-host with Meredith Viera and Ohio University graduate.

49 SEAN HANNITY, controversial radio-TV talk show commentator.

35 TIGER WOODS, PGA Tour golfer.

32 TYRESE GIBSON, singer-actor.

30 ELIZA DUSHKU, actress who played on the TV show Tru Calling where she played medical student Tru Davies.

30 TIM LOPEZ, rock musician of the group Plain White T’s.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEEKEND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 & SUNDAY 12, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Saturday, September 11, was the 254th day of 2010. With 111 days left in the year. It is Patriot Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

Saturday was Patriot Day (file photo)

* On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America’s worst day of terrorism. Hijackers took control of four jetliners, two of which smashed into New York’s  World Trade Center, causing the twin towers to fall; one jetliner crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth crashed into a western Pennsylvania field.

* In 1814, an American fleet scored a victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.

* In 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit career base hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing a record held by Ty Cobb.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

48 Kristy McNichol, actress.

43 Harry Connick, Jr., singer/actor.

33 Jon Buckland, rock musician from the group Coldplay.

33 Ludacris, aka Chris Bridges, rap music singer.

DAILY ALMANAC

Sunday, September 12, is the 255th day of 2010. There are 110 days left before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1918, during World War I, U.S. forces led by General John J. Pershing launched a successful attack on the Germans near Verdun, France.

* In 1943, German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government.

* In 1953, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.

* In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its Luna 2 space probe, which made a crash landing on the moon.

* In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the Ethiopian military after 58 years.

* In 1977, South African black student leader Steve Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry and controversy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

79 George Jones, country singer of the country songs, Tennessee Whiskey & He Stopped Loving Her Today.

70 Linda Gray, actress who played Sue Ellen Ewing on the TV show Dallas.

32 Ruben Studdard, American Idol champion and singer.

29 Jennifer Hudson, American Idol champion and singer/actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Today is Friday, September 10, the 253rd day of 2010. There are 112 days remaining before 2011 rolls around.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The sewing machine received a patent on this date in history (Singer Company)

* In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

* In 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

* In 1919, New York welcomed home Army General John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who had served in the 1st Division in World War I.

* In 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Governor George C. Wallace.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

65 Jose Feliciano, singer of the song Feliz Navidad.

60 Joe Perry, guitarist for the group Arrowsmith.

50 Colin Firth, actor.

42 Guy Ritchie, director.

36 Ryan Phillippe, actor and former husband of Reese Witherspoon.

30 Mikey Way, bass player.

26 Matthew Followill, guitarist.

19 Hannah Hodson, actress.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR AUGUST 24, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday August 24, the 236th day of 2010. There are 129 days left before the year 2011 comes along.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

On this date in 1814, the White House was set on fire by British forces who invaded Washington as part of the War of 1812 (file)

* On August 24, A.D. 410, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, a major event in the fall of the Roman Empire.

* In 1572, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French Protestants at the hands of Roman Catholics began in Paris.

* In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, setting fire to the Capitol and the White House.

* In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party.

* In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida. 43 United States deaths were blamed on the storm.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

76 Kenny Baker, actor from Star Wars.

72 Mason Williams, composer and musician of the song Classical Gas.

Cal Ripken, Jr. turns 50 today (MLB)

50 Cal Ripken, Jr., baseball Hall of Fame shortstop/third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles.

45 Marlee Matlin, actress.

37 Dave Chappelle, comedian, actor and resident of nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio which is located between Springfield and Jamestown.

22 Rupert Grint, actor from the Harry Potter.

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