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DATEBOOK: AUGUST 19, 2015

This is day 231 of 2015. There are 134 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Diana Muldaur (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is 77

• Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 76

• Jill St. John is 75

• Gerald McRaney (Major Dad) is 68

• Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) is 67

• Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is 63

• Peter Gallagher is 60

• Adam Arkin is 59

• John Stamos is 52

• Kyra Sedgwick is 50

• Kevin Dillon (Entourage) is 50

• Matthew Perry is 46

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1906: Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born. Philo gave us the first electronic television.

• 1921: Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was born.

• 1976: President Gerald R. Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s national convention in Kansas City.

• 1996 Miss Universe Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo of Venezuela was told to lose 27 pounds or lose her crown.

• 2004: Internet search engine Google went public.

• 2005: Jim Peterson and his deckhand were tuna fishing off the Oregon coast when the transmission seized up on their a 38-foot, 60-year-old wooden troller. Peterson was able to get the boat running again, but only in reverse. The pair could have radioed the Coast Guard for a tow, but decided instead to head for port bass-ackward. With their top speed of seven knots cut in half, the wrong-way duo, sleeping off and on, made the trip back to land in 39 hours.

• 2008: Reno, Nevada, fire investigators found an unusual cause of a blaze that damaged a home — spider killing. Officials say a teenager was using fire to try to kill spiders when he accidentally set a fence on fire that then also burned part of his home. The fire burned through a wall and damaged a kitchen ceiling before firefighters put it out.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Aviation Day

• Potato Day

• Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day

• Hot & Spicy Food Day

• Photography Day

• Aviation Day

UPCOMING

• September 7: Labor Day

• September 10: NFL season begins (Steelers at Patriots)

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY

34: Number of U.S. states that have at least one city or town named Springfield.

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NEWS ATTACK!

It was only a few months ago that KFC announced that Darrell Hammond would be the new Colonel Sanders, and now the company has announced that it has signed Norm MacDonald to be the Colonel. [It’s amazing that KFC has such an easy time finding celebrities who still eat meat.]

The U.S. Army has sent soldiers to help fight the wildfires in the west. [They’re primary assignment is to shoot down drones.]

Jon Stewart will host this weekend’s WWE SummerSlam. [I guess the phony world of professional wrestling is a nice break from the phony world of professional politics.]

Danica Patrick has a new sponsor to fill the gap left by the departure of GoDaddy. She now works for Nature’s Bakery. [And already they’re working on a Super Bowl commercial where she’ll be naked in the shower with a loaf of bread.]

Walmart says that its profits are down due in part to shoplifting, especially in the food section. [And Ariana Grande licking all the baked goods isn’t helping either.]

A half-baked New York member of the KKK is on trial for trying to develop a death-ray. [The scientific genius doesn’t understand how the FBI caught him since at the time he was wearing his cloak of invisibility.]

Shaquille O’Neal in a new interview said that Michael Jordan in his prime would defeat LeBron James in his prime. However, Shaq added that his favorite player is Julius Erving. [Then Shaq went on to rank his all-time favorite Disney princesses.]

A man in Colorado is doing fine after being hit by lightning while riding his motorcycle. [His helmet may have saved his life, but the open umbrella was a really bad idea.]

The United States Postal Service wants permission to deliver alcoholic beverages. [But only during a specific time of the day. I believe they call that Happy Hour.]

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NEWS & NUGGETS

YOUR STATE’S MOST POPULAR EMOJI _ People in Nevada use the eggplant emoji more than people in any other state, while smartphone users in New Jersey text more sad emoji than the rest of the country. App maker SwiftKey analyzed more than one billion emoji to determine how people in each state use those tiny characters to communicate with friends and family.

… Happy emoji are most plentiful in South Dakota, where the most popular emoji are the mustached man and smiling kid. Violent emoji are most prevalent in Louisiana — skulls, guns, and money appear more frequently.

Find your state’s most popular emoji.

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: What emoji does your spouse or a friend overuse?

HUNTER CRITICIZED AFTER SHARING PICS OF SONS WITH DEAD LION _ It’s been a couple of weeks since the Minnesota dentist was in the news — the guy who shot the lion. No, this isn’t an update on that guy. This is a story about the latest big game hunter to be shamed. It’s Indiana hunter Allen Tarpley. He’s hit the big time because he posted an image of his 7-year-old son with “his first lion” last year. Tarpley posted a similar picture of his 9-year-old son next to a lifeless lion. . The kid is casually playing on his iPad. A group called We Will Not Be Silenced About Hunters found the images and made them more public.

WORLD’S TALLEST WATER SLIDE ON A SHIP _ Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is being built as we speak and one of its features is a water slide. The ship, ready in November 2016, will carry about 5,500 passengers and span 16 decks. And it will have a water park called Splashaway Bay, which will feature the sea’s tallest water slide called the Ultimate Abyss with a 10-story (100-foot) plunge.

150-YEAR LIFESPANS ARE COMING _ Molecular biologist David Sinclair wants to revolutionize the way people age. A professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the university’s Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Molecular Biology of Aging, he’s working like crazy to find ways to hold off the diseases that are shortening our lives. One day, in a few generations, people will be living to 150 years of age. Sinclair thinks that will happen by the end of the century. Sooner than that, children born after 2050 can easily expect to live to 100.

ASHLEYMADISON USER EMAILS LEAKED ON DARK WEB _ Nearly a month after a reported hack at the extramarital affairs website AshleyMadison, user information has reportedly been posted in a large torrent file on the Dark Web. The 10-gigabyte file contains “emails, member profiles, and credit-card transactions” along with other sensitive information.

… A group calling itself “The Impact Team” claimed credit for last month’s hack on AshleyMadison and its companion site Established Men.

INDIANA WOMAN SORTA MARRIES JESUS _ The bride’s name is Jessica Hayes, the groom is Jesus Christ. Saturday morning, she became the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese’s first consecrated virgin in 25 years. Hayes isn’t some kooky woman who believe Jesus is her husband. She doesn’t set a dinner plate out for him each night. Before the Catholic Church had nuns, it had consecrated virgins. After years of prayer and soul-searching, the 38-year-old theology teacher decided she would “marry” Jesus — not get married to a mortal man, not have children, and stay celibate. A consecrated virgin is a fairly rare occurrence in the Catholic church. There are approximately 3,000 around the world and more than 200 in the United States. Here’s a 2009 Boston Globe video on consecrated virgins.

IDAHO REPLACES 420 MILE MARKER WITH 419.9 SIGN _ Don’t bother looking for the 420 mile marker on U.S. Hwy. 95 in Idaho — it’s not there. Mirroring similar tactics in Colorado and Washington, transportation officials in Idaho have replaced the state’s sole Mile 420 sign with one that reads “419.9” in an effort to make it less appealing to the culprits who are thought to be behind prior thefts of the signpost: Stoners who lay claim to a number famously associated with marijuana culture.

… A Colorado Transportation Department spokeswoman says that since replacing the state’s 420-mile signs along Interstate 70, the theft problem has disappeared.

JARED FOGLE TO PLEAD GUILTY TO CHILD PORN CHARGES _ Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. FBI agents raided Fogle’s Indiana home last month, apparently as part of a long-term investigation. FBI sources reportedly told Indianapolis’ Fox 59 TV that the charges are expected to be announced today (Wednesday).

… Russell Taylor, the former executive director of Fogle’s charity, The Jared Foundation, was arrested in April and charged with child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and voyeurism. Police claim they found some 500 photos in his home; computers and DVDs were also reportedly seized from Fogle’s home in July.

… Subway says in a Facebook post: “We no longer have a relationship with Jared and have no further comment.”

80-YEAR-OLD BUNGEE JUMPS OFF EUROPE BRIDGE _ An 80-year-old Bulgarian woman has made a lifelong dream come true by bungee jumping from one of Europe’s highest bridges. Penka Baleva jumped from the 625-foot Europe Bridge, near the Austrian city of Innsbruck. The retired midwife discovered parachute jumping 13 years ago, and has accomplished 14 tandem skydives and 39 bungee jumps so far.

SPANISH CITY TO USE DNA TO FIGHT DOG POOP _ The Spanish city of Tarragona plans to use DNA analysis of dog droppings to track down owners who fail to clear up their pet’s mess. The city will work with a local university to create a DNA database of registered dogs that could be used to identify its owner.

CENTENARIANS CELEBRATE THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY _ Happy anniversary to Walter and Leslie Kimmel, who were married 75 years ago this week (August 18). The 100-year-olds celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary at a Maryland retirement community.

MAN PLANTS 4-MILE STRETCH OF SUNFLOWERS IN TRIBUTE TO WIFE _ Babbette Jaquish loved a lot of flowers, but sunflowers were her favorite. So when the Wisconsin woman passed away from cancer last November at age 66, her husband Don planted nearly 400 acres of sunflowers for her. It took Don a week to plant the sunflowers. He plans to sell the sunflower seeds and donate a portion of the proceeds to hospitals, research and patient advocacy. Whatever land wasn’t his, neighbors rented to him for a reasonable price. After a 75-day growing period, the flowers finally bloomed this month.

SISTERS RAISE $655K FOR CLEAN WATER CHARITY BY SELLING ORIGAMI _ When Katherine and Isabelle Adams learned that millions of girls around the world missed out on receiving an education because their days were spent retrieving clean water for their families, they knew they had to do something.  The sisters from Dallas, Texas, immediately set a goal to raise $500 to help fund construction of a new well to bring clean water to a village in Ethiopia. And they decided to raise the money in an unconventional way — by selling origami. The girls’ father, who’s half Japanese, taught them the paper-folding art at an early age. In November 2011, the Adams sisters set up a table at a local Starbucks to sell origami Christmas ornaments, and they sold out in one night. Within the next month, the girls managed to raise $10,000, which was enough to completely fund a well.

… It was originally supposed to be about a one-month project, but the sisters went on to found the non-profit Paper for Water. In the almost four years since they started their project, the sisters have raised over $655,000 selling origami Christmas ornaments, cranes and cards.

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WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN FORCED TO DRINK FOR BACK WAGES _ A construction worker found passed out drunk on a street in China claimed his employer had pressured him to earn his unpaid wages one shot at a time. The man said he confronted his boss at a restaurant on Sunday to pay up the over $6,000 owed to him in back wages, which he needed to treat his father’s illness. The man said his boss forced him to do shots, saying he would pay him $3 a glass. The man had consumed an entire bottle before leaving the restaurant and passing out on the street. An ambulance was called and police are searching for the boss.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: THIEVES UNCAP 1,200 BEERS _ Police in Germany are looking for thieves who broke into a store selling alcohol and stole the caps off 1,200 bottles of beer — trying to collect points for a prize contest. The thieves kept those with points toward prizes like Bose speakers or a Black & Decker cordless drill, but left dozens of “good luck try again” caps on the ground and didn’t drink a single beer.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TWO NINJA-ROBBERS GET OUT-NINJA’D _ Two teens dressed as ninjas armed with a machete and expecting an easy robbery at a Pittsburgh convenience store got a shock when a cashier pulled out a sword and started chasing them. Surveillance video shows one teen going behind the counter with his machete and demanding money. But the cashier was prepared, pulling out a sword to knock the smaller weapon out of one teen’s hand. A customer grabbed the second suspect, but he broke free and both teens ran away.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN MAKES $10K A MONTH WITH ‘STUPIDEST’ IDEA EVER _ When Alex Craig pitched a business idea to his girlfriend over dinner one night earlier this year, her instant reaction was, “This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.” But Craig was determined to see his inspiration take root — and now, just a few months later, PotatoParcel is here, bringing in more than $10,000 in profit per month for the Texas entrepreneur. His brainchild: Charge customers between $8 and $10 for a potato, write a custom message on it with a Pilot G210 retractable rollerball pen, and mail it (anonymously) to the recipient of the customer’s choice.

… Craig’s girlfriend told him, “You will not sell a single potato.” On our second day of business he got $2,000 in orders.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DUMPED BY TEXT, WOMAN HANDCUFFED AND TAKEN AWAY _ Ever been dumped by text message? If you were in public when you read it you can’t help that a meltdown and tears were inevitable, but you probably didn’t throw a tantrum in a public place and roll around on the ground. A 24-year-old in Hong Kong did that after her boyfriend said goodbye by text. The distressed woman was so overwhelmed by emotions that she had an outburst for the ages. At one point her on-the-ground antics looked like something out of an amateur gymnastics display. • VIDEO

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ON TELEVISION

BIG BROTHER (8p ET, CBS) — New

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — 7 acts advance to the semifinal round on tonight’s results show.

THE MIDDLE (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat

MASTERCHEF (8p ET, FOX) — New

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (8p ET, CW) — New

THE GOLDBERGS (8:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

EXTANT (9p ET, CBS) — New

MR. ROBINSON (9p ET, NBC) — New

MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — Repeat

HOME FREE (9p ET, FOX) — New

A WICKED OFFER (9p ET, CW) — New

SUITS (9p ET, USA) — New

SEASON FINALE: MR. ROBINSON (9:30p ET, NBC) — This comedy ends its short first season.

SEASON FINALE: DUCK DYNASTY (9p ET, A&E) — John Luke and Mary Kate get married in the 8th season finale.

BLACKISH (9:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

LAST COMIC STANDING (10p ET, NBC) — The semifinal round begins with 20 comics taking the stage. Wanda Sykes serves as guest mentor.

CRIMINAL MINDS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP (10p ET, ABC) — In this new edition, actor Tommy Davidson’s fiancée Amanda trades lives with Corey Feldman’s fruitarian girlfriend, Courtney.

MR ROBOT (10p ET, USA) — New

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ENTERTAINMENT

ROSIE O’DONNELL’S DAUGHTER FOUND _ Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea has been found. A spokeswoman for O’Donnell said early Tuesday that Chelsea ran away from home and was last seen by her family on August 11. The comedian sent thanks to the South Nyack, New York, and Barnegat Light, New Jersey, police departments after Chelsea was found. The 17-year-old left home with her 6-month-old therapy dog, a black terrier named Bear, over a week ago. In a statement Tuesday Rosie said Chelsea had stopped taking medication for an undisclosed mental illness and “is in need of medical attention.”

ANNE HATHAWAY TO STAR IN MINISERIES OF THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE _ Anne Hathaway has signed on to star and produce a limited series adaptation of The Ambassador’s Wife. Released last month, The Ambassador’s Wife is a novel inspired by Jennifer Stei’s marriage to the former U.K. ambassador to Yemen, Timothy Torlot. In 2010, Torlot was the target of a suicide bomber. After the attack, Steil and the couple’s daughter were taken to Jordan for protection until Torlot’s term ended.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE STAR BOARDS THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN _ Rebecca Ferguson, the scene stealing star of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, will join Emily Blunt in the film adaptation of The Girl on the Train.

… The Girl on the Train is officially described as follows: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Their life — as she sees it — is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

TREVOR NOAH PULLS UP A CHAIR IN HIS FIRST DAILY SHOW PROMO _ (CAUTION) In the first promo for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the South African comedian takes a seat on the slightly redesigned set. The promo reads at the end, “Same chair, different ass.” • VIDEO

… The Daily Show returns with Noah behind the desk on September 28 on Comedy Central.

DAVE CHAPPELLE ANNOUNCES NEW FALL COMEDY TOUR _ Dave Chappelle is going back on the road with a new comedy tour. Chappelle will kick off the tour on September 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will then travel to states like Colorado, Idaho, Maine and New Hampshire. He will also play six shows at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City between September 28 and September 30. He will wrap things up with a two-show engagement at the Hershey Theater in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

… Chappelle famously walked away from a reported $50 million contract with Comedy Central for a third and fourth season of Chappelle’s Show in 2005. Since leaving the show, he returned to his stand-up roots, but made only sporadic appearances until 2013. He headlined the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity that year, and played 10 shows at Radio City Music Hall in 2014.

KARINA SMIRNOFF IS RETURNING TO DANCING WITH THE STARS _ Reigning champ Val Chmerkovskiy better look out, Karina Smirnoff will be stepping back into the ballroom for Dancing with the Stars’ 21st season. Smirnoff, who won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy with soap star J.R. Martinez in Season 13, took last season off to focus on other projects, including promoting her book, We’re Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches, and filming the indie movie Tango Shalom.

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN TRAILER _ Fresh from the laboratory, Twentieth Century Fox has released the first trailer for Victor Frankenstein. Based loosely on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the new film finds a young Dr. Frankenstein (James McAvoy) bringing life back to the dead with help from his trusty assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe). • VIDEO

JULIANNE HOUGH ENGAGED _ Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are going to get married. The Dancing With the Stars judge and two-time Dancing With the Stars champion announced the news via Instagram Tuesday. Hough wrote, “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love.”

… Laich is a pro hockey player with the Washington Capitals. The proposal took place in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where Hough’s grandparents live.

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BITS & BREAKS

TOP TV SHOWS

Week of August 10-16

1. America’s Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 11.43 million

2. 60 Minutes, CBS, 9.55 million

3. NCIS, CBS, 8.41 million

4. America’s Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 8.38 million

5. American Ninja Warrior, NBC, 7.19 million

6. Big Brother (Sunday), CBS, 6.89 million

7. Zoo, CBS, 6.69 million

8. Big Brother (Wednesday), CBS, 6.64 million

9. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 6.17 million

10. Big Brother (Thursday), CBS, 6.08 million

11. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 6.06 million

12. Scorpion, CBS, 5.17 million

13. Bachelor in Paradise, ABC, 5.09 million

14. Hollywood Game Night, NBC, 5 million

15. 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 4.88 million

16. America’s Funniest Home Videos, ABC, 4.86 million

17. Blue Bloods, CBS, 4.79 million

18. Master Chef, Fox, 4.76 million

19. 48 Hours, CBS, 4.7 million

20. Dateline NBC Mystery, NBC, 4.67 million

THE GREAT BATHROOM WARS

According to a new survey, the number one pet peeve among the newly-married is the other person leaving dirty clothes on the floor. The top five:

1. Dirty clothes on the floor

2. Leaving the sink a mess

3. Never cleaning the toilet bowl

4. Never replacing the toilet paper

5. Trying to hold conversations while the other person is taking care of “urgent business”

SHE SAID:

• 56 percent of women are peeved their spouses leave beard stubble in the sink

• 42 percent say “he takes too long doing his business”

• 42 percent cite “leaves the toilet seat up”

• 35 percent complain their man misses the target in the toilet

• 14 percent cite “uses my razor”

• 10 percent surveyed found “takes his clothes off to use the toilet” as a pet peeve

HE SAID:

• 48 percent of men complain their spouse’s hair sheds over everything

• 39 percent of men complain their spouse tries to have conversations while they’re using the toilet

• 42 percent of men are peeved about having to unclog their spouse’s hair from the drain

• 27 percent of men cite “uses my razor to shave her legs” as a major pet peeve

• 28 percent cite “coats bathroom and me with hair spray” as a pet peeve

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FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: There are 7.2 million of these in the U.S. (Teachers)

FOUR THINGS

I’ll describe four unrelated things or places or people. The first begins with the letter ‘F’; the second begins with the letter ‘O’; and so on.

• The last name of a cartoon prehistoric family. (Flintstone)

• Where Walt Disney World is located. (Orlando)

• A car service you access with a mobile app. (Uber)

• New York’s hockey team. (Rangers)

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JOKE OF THE DAY

Customize this joke for your market. Replace “Chicago Cubs” sticker with a team or other entity you like to pick on.

My wife and I went downtown for some shopping. When we came out, there was a cop writing a parking ticket. We went up to him and I said, “Come on man, how about giving us a break.” “Illegal parking” is all he said, and continued writing the ticket. I called him a jerk. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having a damaged tail light. My wife upped the ante by calling him a moron. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing more tickets, finding flaw after flaw with the vehicle. This went on for about ten minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. He finally finished, sneered at us and walked away. Which was perfect timing, since that’s when our bus arrived. We flashed our bus pass, got on, and went home. It really pays off to notice cars with “Chicago Cubs” stickers on them. The wife and I try to have a little fun every day.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY

GoPro plays fetch!

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IMAGE OF THE DAY

A producer is getting fired…


Source: twitter

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LAST MINUTE ITEMS

Married since 1952, she’s a Giants fan, he’s a Cards fan. The two teams played August 17 in St. Louis. (Cards won.)

• Guy plays 100 TV theme songs on his guitar in 11 minutes.

Chair Capes: Be the hero your office deserves.

• Ghostbusters theme gets metal makeover.

• Prepared to be terrified after you use your smartphone as a blacklight.

Steal these bits from Morning Show Boot Camp.

• Make your images stand out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with animated text using the Legend app.

• Random useful websites.

• Electric car can go virtually anywhere.

• Infamous Kirk vs. Gorn scene made funnier with squeaky rubber suit sound effects.

• Millennium Falcon snack tray.

• Why CGI sucks. Except it doesn’t.

• Search Google like it’s the ’80s.

• How many superhero films will be made before you die?

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DATEBOOK: AUGUST 20, 2015

This is day 232 of 2015. There are 133 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Ray Wise is 68

• Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 67

• Actor-director Peter Horton (thirtysomething) is 62

• Weatherman Al Roker is 61

• Joan Allen is 59

• Misha Collins (Supernatural) is 41

• Demi Lovato is 23

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1804: Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery”, exploring the Louisiana Purchase, suffered its only death when Sergeant Charles Floyd died, apparently from acute appendicitis.

• 1866: President Andrew Johnson formally declared the U.S. Civil War over.

• 1920: The first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), began operations in Detroit, Michigan.

• 1938: Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career grand slam — a record that still stands.

• 1942: Singer/songwriter/musician Isaac Hayes was born. He died August 10, 2008.)

• 1969: All four Beatles were together in the recording studio for the final time as they finished the Abbey Road LP.

• 1977: The United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

• 1992: The Republican National Convention in Houston nominated President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle for a second term.

• 1997: An 88-year-old man had to be rescued twice from a burning hotel in Mattawa, Ontario. He went back in to get his teeth.

• 1998: The Supreme Court of Canada stated Quebec could not legally secede from Canada without the federal government’s approval.

• 2001: A 19-year-old accused Polish shoplifter was dumped naked in the center of the city of Szczecin with “I am a thief” written on his back. The vigilante sentence was executed by unknown men called by the store staff where the youth was caught trying to steal a sweatshirt. Police said the youth refused to press charges against the store.

• 2003: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a large stone inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the state supreme court building.

• 2008: Researchers said guys with bulldog-like faces were more attractive to women. The study of the skulls of human ancestors and modern humans found that women, and thereby evolution, selected males with relatively short upper faces. Among the men who fit the bill: Will Smith and Brad Pitt.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Radio Day

• World Mosquito Day

• Lemonade Day

• Bacon Lovers Day

UPCOMING

• September 7: Labor Day

• September 10: NFL season begins (Steelers at Patriots)

More holidays

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