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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 24, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, January 24, the 24th day of 2010. There are 341 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutters’ Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of 1949.

* In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under the tutelage of Robert Baden-Powell.

* In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.

* In 1965, Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.

* In 1986, the Voyager 2 space probe swept past Uranus, coming within 50,679 miles of the seventh planet of the solar system.

* In 2003, Tom Ridge was sworn in as the first head of the new  Department of Homeland Security.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ernest Borgnine (photo by Greg Hernandez via wikipedia commons)

94 ERNEST BORGNINE, actor best known as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale on the TV show McHale’s Navy

72 RAY STEVENS, singer-songwriter

70 NEIL DIAMOND, singer-songwriter

70 AARON NEVILLE, singer

43 MARY LOU RETTON, gymnast & Olympic gold medalist

37 ED HELMS, actor


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY DECEMBER 26, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, December 26, the 360th day of 2010. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day holiday Kwanzaa began. It was also Boxing Day.

Happy Holidays from megasportsnews.com (by Manlan courtesy of Clker.com)

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* On December 26, 1799, former President George Washington was eulogized as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

* In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African-American boxer to win the world heavyweight championship.

* In 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.

* In 1960, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers, 17-13, for the NFL championship.

* In 2004, 230,000 people were killed by a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean.

* In 2006, former President Gerald R. Ford died in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 93.

* In 2000, Actor Jason Robards died in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at age 78.

* In 2005, Monday Night Football ended a 36-year run on ABC-TV with a 31-21 win by the New England Patriots over the New York Jets. Disney, Inc, switched the game to ABC’s sister station, ESPN.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

77 CARROLL SPINNEY, actor who plays Big Bird on Sesame Street.

71 PHIL SPECTOR, record producer.

31 CHRIS DAUGHTRY, rock singer from American Idol fame.

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ENTERTAINMENT FOR MONDAY JULY 26, 2010: Almanacs and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, July 26, the 207th day of 2010. There are 158 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the American With Disabilities Act of 1990.

* In 1775, Benjamin Franklin became America’s first postmaster general.

* In 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister after his Conservative Party was soundly defeated by the Labor Party. Clement Attlee became prime minister.

* One year ago today, Sarah Palin stepped down as governor of Alaska to write a book and build a conservative coalition.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

84 James Best, actor on Dukes of Hazzard as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.

72 Bobby Hebb, singer of the song Sunny.

70 Dobie Gray, singer of the song Drift Away.

67 Mick Jagger, lead singer of the rock group, The Rolling Stones.

65 Helen Mirren, actress.

54 Dorothy Hamill, Olympic gold medal-winning figure skating.

51 Kevin Spacey, actor.

46 Sandra Bullock, actress.

45 Jeremy Piven, actor.

43 Jason Stratham, actor.

37 Kate Beckinsale, actress.

33 Rebecca St. James, gospel singer.