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Celebrity birthdays, Sept. 26, 2012


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Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 5:00 am
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Retired baseball All-Star Bobby Shantz is 87. Actor Philip Bosco is 82. Actress Donna Douglas is 80. Actor Richard Herd is 80. South African nationalist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is 76. Country singer David Frizzell is 71. Actor Kent McCord is 70. Television host Anne Robinson is 68. Singer Bryan Ferry is 67. Actress Mary Beth Hurt is 66. Singer Lynn Anderson is 65. Singer Olivia Newton-John is 64. Actor James Keane is 60. Rock singer-musician Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) is 58. Country singer Carlene Carter is 57. Actress Linda Hamilton is 56. Country singer Doug Supernaw is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cindy Herron (En Vogue) is 51. Actress Melissa Sue Anderson is 50. Actor Patrick Bristow is 50. Rock musician Al Pitrelli is 50. Singer Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 50. TV personality Jillian Barberie is 46. Actor Jim Caviezel is 44. Actor Ben Shenkman is 44. Singer Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) is 40. Jazz musician Nicholas Payton is 39. Actor Mark Famiglietti is 33. Singer-actress Christina Milian is 31. Tennis player Serena Williams is 31.




















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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