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Celebrity Birthdays for August 6 – M. Night Shyamalan, Vera Farmiga and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

M. Night Shyamalan
Age: 42
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Producer
Known For: Movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings such as the Oscar-nominated ‘The Sixth Sense,’ other films including ‘Signs,’ ‘The Village’ and ‘The Last Airbender,’ and co-founding the production company Night Chronicles

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The White House
The White House
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This Day in History for August 3 – Calvin Coolidge Takes Office and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

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Astrid Stawiarz / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 3 – Tony Bennett, Martin Sheen and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tony Bennett
Age: 86
Occupation: Singer
Known For: His signature song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco,’ winning 17 Grammys and two Emmys, selling more than 50 million records worldwide, collaborating with dozens of other artists including Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand, and just being impossibly cool

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The Reese Behnken Charity Game Comes To First Energy Park This Week

The Reese Behnken Charity Home Run Derby and Game takes place at  First Energy Park this Friday August 3rd, benefitting Reese Behnken, an 8 year old girl battling Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disease, and Evan Perkowski who has been dignosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

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This Day in History for August 1 – MTV Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info)

1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, launching World War I (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 1 – Chuck D, Adam Duritz and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Chuck D
Age: 52
Occupation: Rapper, Producer and Activist
Known For: Creating politically and socially-conscious music with the legendary rap group Public Enemy on controversial songs like ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ and ’911 Is a Joke,’ co-hosting ‘Unfiltered’ on the now-defunct Air America radio network, and a famous appearance before Congress in which he voiced his support of peer-to-peer MP3 file sharing

Adam Duritz
Age: 48
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Being the dreadlocked frontman and co-founder of the band Counting Crows, hits such as ‘Mr. Jones,’ ‘Round Here,’ ‘Accidentally in Love’ and ‘A Long December,’ renowned work scoring movies like ‘Shrek 2,’ and collaborating with other artists including The Wallflowers and Nanci Griffith

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This Day in History for July 31 – First US Patent Issued and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII (More info)

1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 31 – Wesley Snipes, J. K. Rowling and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Wesley Snipes
Age: 50
Occupation: Actor, Producer and Inmate
Known For: Playing the title character in the ‘Blade’ film trilogy, other roles in ‘New Jack City,’ ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’ and ‘U.S. Marshals,’ and currently serving a three-year sentence for income tax evasion

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Mike from Freehold in his yard following storm (Townsquare Media NJ)
Mike from Freehold in his yard following storm (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Another Day Of Darkness In Freehold [PHOTOS/VIDEO]

 

Against the sounds of chainsaws and wood chippers, Monday looks to be another day in the dark for JCP+L customers in Freehold Borough & Township.

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Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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How Into The Olympics Are You? [POLL]

I’m curious about how much you’ve gotten into the Olympics so far. I’m pumped about women’s soccer because of our relationship with Christie Rampone, but outside of that, I haven’t really been following it, and  I’m upset with myself about it.

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Top 5 FREE and Fun Local Attractions for Kids

 

Spending the day out with the kids doesn’t always mean you have to break the bank. Many New Jersey towns have beautiful parks, movies, fireworks, and community events that welcome local residents free of charge. While these are great resources, did

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Jason Kempin / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 30 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lisa Kudrow and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Age: 65
Occupation: Actor, Politician and Philanderer
Known For: Roles in ‘Twins,’ ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and the ‘Terminator’ film franchise, being the 38th governor of California, and torpedoing his marriage to Maria Shriver when he fathered a child with the family housekeeper

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