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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Thursday, April 26, 2012; historical news, birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, April 26, the 117th day of 2012. There are 249 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.

* In 1785, American naturalist, hunter and artist John James Audubon was born in what became Haiti.

* In 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Port Royal, Va., and killed.

* In 2000, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation’s first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bobby Rydell is 70 today. (photo by Alan C. Teeple via wikipedia commons)

79 CAROL BURNETT, comedian

76 DUANE EDDY, guitarist

70 BOBBY RYDELL, singer

69 GARY WRIGHT, singer of the song “Dream Weaver”

52 ROGER TAYLOR, rock drummer of the group Duran Duran

41 JAY DeMARCUS, Columbus, Ohio native and musician of Rascal Flatts

32 CHANNING TATUM, actor from 21 Jump Street

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 15, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Tuesday, March 15, was the 74th day of 2011. With 291 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

* On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.

* In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.

* In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson met with reporters for what has been described as the first actual presidential press conference.

* In 1975, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris. He was 69.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sly Stone turned 68 on Tuesday, pictured at a 2007 Jazz Festival (photo by Chris Hakkens via wikipedia commons)

76 JUDD HIRSCH, actor

70 MIKE LOVE, singer from the Beach Boys

68 SLY STONE, singer-musician from Sly & the Family Stone

50 FABIO, famous male model

48 BRET MICHAELS, controversial rock singer from the group, Poison

36 EVA LONGORIA, actress from the TV show, Desperate Housewives

36 will.i. am, rapper-musician from the group, the Black-Eyed Peas


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 22, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, January 22, the 22nd day of 2011. There are 343 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe vs. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach.

* In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, explorer Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Carribean island of St. Vincent.

* In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to World War I, calling for “peace without victory.” However, the United States was also at war by April.

* In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy.

* In 1973, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.

* In 2008, actor Heath Ledger was found dead of an accidental prescription-drug overdose in New York. He was 28.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Steve Perry is 62 today. (photo by Alex Mane via wikipedia commons)

79 PIPER LAURIE, actress

62 STEVE PERRY, former lead singer of Journey

52 LINDA BLAIR, actress from the movie, The Exorcist

46 DJ JAZZY JEFF, actor/rapper and close friend of Will Smith

30 WILLA FORD, pop singer

ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2010 (Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays)

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, August 2, the 214th day of 2010. There are 151 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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* On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. The Iraqis were later driven out in Operation Desert Storm.

* In 1610, during his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is  now known as Hudson Bay.

* In 1776, members of the Continental congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

* In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian head” cent.

* In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.

* In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolph Hitler’s complete takeover.

* Ten years ago, August 2, 2000, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

78 Peter O’Toole, actor.

71 Wes Craven, movie director of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

67 Kathy Lennon, singer of the Lennon Sisters.

59 Andrew Gold, singer of the song, Thank you for being a Friend.

57 Butch Patrick, actor “Eddie” on the TV show “The Munsters”.

46 Mary-Louise Parker, actress.

40 Kevin Smith, writer, actor and director.

34 Sam Worthington, actor.