Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: Straight Dozen Winner, The country welcomes a Shooter, and more!

Congratulations to the winner of the Strait dozen contest DeeDe Henry of Pollok. More chances to win George Strait tickets on the way.

Today's Celebrations

Accountant's Day or Accounting Day

Boys Club Day

Ribbit Day - The Pride of San Joaquin Valley was declared the winner of the first frog-jumping jubilee held in Calaveras County, CA on this day in 1928.

 Celebrity Birthdays

1935 - David Hartman - Emmy Award-winning TV host: Good Morning America; actor: Hello Dolly, Lucas Tanner, The Bold Ones

1941 - Nora Ephron - author: Heartburn, Sleepless in Seattle

1945 - Peter Townshend [69]  - musician: group: The Who [Rock and Roll Hall of Famers (1990)]: My Generation, Happy Jack, I Can See for Miles, Magic Bus, Won’t Get Fooled Again; composed rock-opera: Tommy, See Me, Feel Me, Pinball Wizard; solo: Rough Boys, Let My Love Open the Door, Uniforms, Exquisitely Bored, The Sea Refuses No River

1949 - Dusty Hill [65] - musician: bass, singer: group: ZZ Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago, LA Grange, Tush, Gimme All Your Lovin’, Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, Sleeping Bag

1949 - Archie Manning [65] - football [quarterback]: Univ of Mississippi; NFL: New Orleans Saints [NFC Player of the Year [1978]; Houston Oilers; Minnesota Vikings

1979 – Shooter Jennings [35] Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter have a son, Waylon Albright "Shooter" Jennings. He grows up to become an artist in his own right, earning a Top 10 country album with 2012's "Family Man" and playing his father in the 2005 movie "Walk The Line"

Tabloid News

Hero Dog Saves People and Shelter Animals: But Not Cats

From abc27.com -

Crews in Adams County, Pennsylvania were called to a morning fire at an exotic animal rescue after the family dog alerted his owners to the blaze.

The fire started around 5 a.m. and the two residents were able to escape without injury thanks to the clever dog.

Most of the animals were saved from the rescue, which was located in the basement of the home. Unfortunately two cats perished. A monkey is also reportedly missing.

The fire marshal is still investigating, though officials believe the cause was electrical in nature. The home did have working smoke detectors and thank goodness, a working dog.

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