CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, September 16th,  the 259th day of the year. There are 106

B.B. King

B.B. King

days remaining until the end of the year and 100 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month,Baby Safety Month, Little

League Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month,

American Legion Day, Step Family Day, Working Parents Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

Elgin Baylor, 85, basketball player/executive

Lucius Allen, 72, basketball player

Earl Klugh, 66, jazz pianist/guitarist

Tim Raines, 60, baseball player

Danny John-Jules, 59, actor

Bernie Parmalee, 52, football player

Tamron Hall, 49, TV show host

Musiq Soul Child, 42, singer

Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild

Flo Rida, 40, rapper

Kyla Pratt, 33, actress

Aaron Gordon, 24, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Claude A Barnett, 130, founder Associated Negro Press (d. 1967)

B. B. King, 94, blues legend  (d. 2015)

Frank Reed, 65, singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)

Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas

DEATHS

Norman Whitfield, 2008, songwriter/producer (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1849 – Slavery abolished in French possessions.

1923 – First Catholic seminary for Black priests dedicated in Bay St. Louis,

Mississippi.

1971 – 6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school

buses.

Debbye Turner

Debbye Turner

1973 – Buffalo Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating New

England Patriots 31-13.

1981 – 1st broadcast of “Miami Vice” on NBC-TV starring Don Johnson &

Phillip Michael Thomas.

1989 – Debbye Turner crowned 63rd Miss America 1990.

2013 – 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in

Washington D.C.

HOROSCOPE

While selecting a career path is difficult, take comfort in the fact that your unique skills are well-suited for a variety of careers. Your sensitivity would be a good fit for caring professions such as counseling, teaching or education. Likewise, your analytical abilities would be a great fit for science or research. As an artistic soul, you may find the most satisfaction in art, music, acting or entertainment. If this is the case, look to the successes of performer Nick Jonas or actress Alex Bledel, who were both born on September 16th, for motivation.

CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, September 15th, the 258th day of the year. There are 107

Jesse Norman

Jesse Norman

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month

Jan Matzeliger

Jan Matzeliger

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jessye Norman, 74, opera singer

Earnest Byner, 56, football player

Sherman Douglas, 53, basketball player

Dexter Carter, 52, football player

Jason Terry, 42, basketball player

Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jan E. Matzeliger, 166, inventor (shoe lasting machine) (d. 1889)

Claude McKaye, 129, author (d. 1948)

Nipsey Russell, 101, comedian (d. 2005)

Julian E “Cannonball” Adderley, 91, jazz musician (d. 1975)

DEATHS

Julian "Cannonball" Adderly

Julian “Cannonball” Adderly

Willie Bobo, 1983, jazz drummer (b. 1932)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1620 – The Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims.

1830 – 1st National Negro Convention begins in Philadelphia.

1923 – Gov. Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror.

1943 – Paul Robeson portrays Othello for the 296th time at New York City’s

Shubert Theater.

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

1963 – Four little girls killed in Birmingham, Alabama church bombing.

1973 – Ohio State’s Archie Griffith begins record 31 consecutive 100 yd rushing

games.

1976 – Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who …,” premieres in New York

City.

1978 – Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1991 – San Diego State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record

Marshall Faulk

Marshall Faulk

of 386 yds.

1994 – “Sound of Motown,” premieres in Rotterdam.

1995 – Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays.

1997 – Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000.

HOROSCOPE

Mercury is your sign’s planetary ruler, but you also are subject to the planetary influence of Venus because you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign. Mercury’s power is mysterious, but relates to the gifts for communication and mental ability that you possess. Likewise, Venus’s planetary influence relates to the gifts of sensitivity and artistic appreciation that lie within you. You are far more sensitive than the other Virgo Decans, as you find it just as easy to love as it is to be emotionally hurt. There may temptation to resist your natural sensitivity, but avoid this, as your sensitivity is also key to finding the beauty in life that you so desperately seek.

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, September 14th, the 257th day of the year . There are 108

Nas

Nas

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, National

Cream-Filled Donut Day

Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Robert Wisdom, 66, actor

Nas, 46, rapper

Kevin Lyttle, 43, singer

Lethal Bizzle, 35, rapper

Shannon Kane, 33, actress

Tinchy Stryder, 33, entrepreneur

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker

Jimmy Butler, 30, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Constance Baker Motley, 98, 1st Black woman federal judge (d. 2005)

DEATHS

Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, 1980, physician/activist (b. 1898)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist” hits #1.

Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson

1968 – Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1968 – 1st broadcast of “60 Minutes” on CBS-TV.

1986 – Bo Jackson’s 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium).

1990 – Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning.

1991 – Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record 386

yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34.

HOROSCOPE

The Virgo’s paired element is Earth, which explains why you are the only zodiac sign with a fixed relationship with Earth. Just as Earth gives your feet firm ground to stand on, it influences you to seek the same stability in all aspects of life. You are practical and realistic about your goals, as you find little sense in leaving your head in the clouds. Your prudence will play a key role in future successes. Earth’s influence is not all positive however, as you run the risk of becoming overly cautious and conservative.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, September 13,  the 256th day of the year. There are 109

Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, Little League Month, Baby Safety Month, Honey Month,

National Piano Month, Self Improvement Month, National Peanut Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley

Iyanla Vanzant, 66, TV show host

Joni Sledge, 63, singer (Sister Sledge)

Tavis Smiley, 55, talk show host

Michael Johnson, 52, track & field legend

Bernie Williams, 51, baseball player/musician

Tyler Perry, 50, director

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Keith Murray, 45, rapper

Swizz Beatz, 43, rapper

Rickie Weeks, 37, baseball player

Nene, 36, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Alain LeRoy Locke, 132, writer/philosopher (Father of Harlem Renaissance)

Nell Carter

Nell Carter

Charles Brown, 96, singer/pianist (d. 1999)

Nell Carter, 70, actress (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Tupac Shakur, 1996, rapper (b. 1971)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1663 – 1st serious slave conspiracy in colonial America (Virginia).

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls

1867 – Gen. E. R. S. Canby orders South Carolina courts to impanel blacks jurors.

1881 – Lewis Latimer invents & patents electric lamp with a carbon filament.

1925 – 1st U.S. University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans.

1980 – 1st Lou Rawls Parade of Stars United Negro College Fund telethon.

2009 – 26th MTV Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna wins.

HOROSCOPE

As a Virgo born on September 13th, your friends know you for being reserved, sensitive and artistic. While others seem to come alive in the spotlight, you find little enjoyment with all the eyes on you. Instead, you much rather find yourself in the background where you are comfortable. At times you may feel timid or shy, but this is easily countered when you are surrounded by close friends and loved ones. With friends and family, you find it easy to share your true self, which includes a great appreciation for life’s many beauties.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, September 12th,  the 255th day of the year . There are 110

2 Chainz

2 Chainz

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, Little League Month, Chicken Month,

National Courtesy Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, Chocolate

Milk Shake Day

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Vernon Maxwell, 54, basketball player

Terry Dehere, 48, basketball player

Bizzy Bone, 43, rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

Ruben Studdard, 41, singer

2 Chainz, 41, rapper

Jennifer Hudson, 38, singer/actress

Barry White

Barry White

Tiara Thomas, 29, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jesse Owens, 105, track legend (d. 1980)

Barry White, 75, singer/composer (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Lillian Randolph, 1980, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy) (b. 1915)

Stanley Turrentine

Stanley Turrentine

Stanley Turrentine, 2000, jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1787 – Black Masons form 1st lodge.

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named National League Rookie of the Year.

1956 – Black students enter and are barred from Clay, Ky. elementary school.

1958 – U.S. Supreme Court orders Little Rock Arkansas high school to integrate.

Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

1964 – Ralph Boston sets then long jump record at 27′ 4½”.

1984 – N.Y. Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251.

1992 – Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes first African American woman to travel in

space.

2012 – Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

HOROSCOPE

Your quick mind creates many career options for you to consider. As a caring person, you may be well-suited for a people-based career, such as education or counseling. Your artistic inclinations, may put you on a path of creative expression. If music is your passion, look to the legendary career of Barry White or the developing career of Jennifer Hudson, who were both born on September 12th, for inspiration.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, September 11th,  the 254th day of the year. There are 111

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, 9/11 Remembrance

Day

Ludacris

Ludacris

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Evers, 97, civil rights leader (Amazing Grace)

Lola Falana, 77, actress/singer

Gerald Wilkins, 56, basketball player

Victor Wooten, 55, bassist

Taraji P. Henson, 49, actress

Mack Strong, 48, football player

Franco Harris

Franco Harris

Elephant Man, 44, singer

Ludacris, 42, rapper

Ed Reed, 41, football player

Shaun Livingston, 34, basketball player

Jay Milz, 36, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

LaToya Jackson

LaToya Jackson

9/11 victims, 2001 (2,983)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1956 – Cincinnati  Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th home run.

1959 – “Duke” Ellington wins Spingarn Medal for his musical achievements.

1970 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.

1983 – Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards.

1991 – “La Toya: Growing Up in The Jackson Family” goes on sale.

1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress

9/11 Remembrance

9/11 Remembrance

accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

2001 – Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York’s

World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people.

2001 –  Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon

causing the death of 125 people.

2001 – Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to

retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to

crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board.

HOROSCOPE

Mercury is your sign’s ruling planet, but because you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive planetary influence from Saturn. Both planets play an equal role in forming your unique personality; Mercury is responsible for your keen intellect and communications kills, while it is Saturn that is connected to your strong discipline and control. Mercury and Saturn work together to make you far more success driven than the other Virgo Decans. Likewise, they are responsible for your abilities as an effective leader. While you will always be caught up in striving for perfection, take care to also put time into close, personal relationships, as you will derive great happiness from them.

CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, September 10th,   the 253rd day of the year . There are 112

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy, National Piano

Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, Sewing

Machine Day

Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Roy Ayers, 79, jazz legend

Jim Hines, 73, track athlete

Bob Lanier, 71, basketball star

Big Daddy Kane, 51, rapper

Ben Wallace, 45, basketball player

Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Mordecai Johnson, 1976, 1st black president of Howard Univ. (1890)

DJ Uncle Al, 2001, deejay (b.1969)

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, 2005, musician (b. 1924)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

1855 – James Mercer Langston elected township clerk of Brownhelm, Ohio,

becoming the first Black to hold elective office in the U.S.

1933 – 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park).

1956 – Louisville public schools integrates.

1963 – 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama.

1972 – U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team suffers 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed).

Will Smith

Will Smith

1973 – Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton.

1974 – Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark.

1989 – Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first of many in his

career.

1991 – Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas’ nomination.

1998 – 15th MTV Awards: Madonna & Will Smith wins.

HOROSCOPE

Earth is your sign’s paired element and in fact, you are the only zodiac sign with a fixed connection to the element. Just as you can always rely on the Earth for providing firm ground to walk on, you seek the same stability in all aspects of life. The Earth’s influence is witnessed in your grounded and practical nature; you will gladly exchange fantastical dreams for practical goals. Embrace the positive qualities of earth as you continue to work to achieve your goals, but be careful to avoid the overcautiousness that may become a negative influence.

CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, September 9th,  the 252nd day of the year. There are 113

Shane Battier

Shane Battier

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, Teddy Bear Day,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Frank Lucas, 89, N.Y. crime boss

Luther Simmons, 77, singer (Main Ingredient)

Dee Dee Sharp, 74, singer

B.J. Armstrong, 52, basketball player

Shane Battier, 41, basketball player

J.R. Smith, 34, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Otis Redding, 78, music legend (d. 1967)

DEATHS

Paul Cuffe, 1817, civil rights activist (b. 1759)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1739 – Slave revolt in Stono, S.C. led by Jemmy (25 whites killed).

1776 – The Continental Congress  officially names its new union of sovereign

Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan

states,  the United States.

1909 – Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title.

1913 – Association for Study of Negro Life & History organizes in Chicago

by Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

1926 – The National Broadcasting Company is formed.

1956 – 70th US Women’s Tennis Championship: Shirley J Fry beats Althea

Gibson (63 64).

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

1957 – Nashville’s new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited.

1957 – Pres. Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction.

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop

orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools.

1968 – 1st US Open, held as an “open”, Arthur Ashe wins, defeating Tom

Okker.

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in

39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

1981 – Vernon E. Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

1982 – “Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God” opens at Alvin Theater

in New York City for 69 performances

1991 – Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington.

1999 – 16th MTV Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith wins.

2007 – 24th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake wins.

HOROSCOPE

As a Virgo born on September 9th, your will power and organizational skills are amongst your greatest talents. You impress others with your ability to work tirelessly in the face of tough challenges. You can bring control to almost any situation, especially when leading others is involved. Your natural ability to understand others allows you to delegate tasks in an effective way. Your friends, family, peers and coworkers admire your drive and ambition.

CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, September 8th, the 251st day of the year . There are 114

Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, National Sickle

Cell Awareness Month, International Literacy Day, Pardon Day,

Grandparent’s Day

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Guitar Shorty, 80, singer/guitarist

Maurice Cheeks, 63, basketball player/coach

Ruby Bridges, 55, civil rights leader

Big Boy, 50, DJ

Latrell Sprewell, 49, basketball player

Clarence Weatherspoon, 49, basketball player

Larenz Tate, 44, actor

Slim Thug, 39, rapper

Malcolm Floyd, 38, football player

Wiz Kalipha, 32, rapper

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Buck O’Neil, 112, Negro League Baseball legend (d. 2006)

L.C. Greenwood, 73, football player (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Dorothy Dandridge, 1965, actress/singer (b. 1922)

Roy Wilkins, 1981, NAACP leader (b. 1901)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

1915 – Association of Negro Life & History is founded.

1956 – Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso,” goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.

1957 – Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single “Reet Petite”.

1966 – The first Star Trek series featuring Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura

premieres on NBC.

1968 – Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant.

1973 – Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs in 1 league (709).

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

1974 – Pres. Gerald Ford pardons former Pres. Richard Nixon for any

crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

1986 – ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is first broadcast nationally.

1994 – MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie

Presley.

2013 – Serena Williams wins her fifth Women’s Singles U.S. Open title.

HOROSCOPE

Your sociability and leadership skills combine to create numerous career options. Your discipline would allow for success in a variety of fields, such as science, research, business and law. More people-focused careers, such as education or public relations may also be a good fit. If the entertainment world is more appealing, you may find a creative career such as music to be rewarding. Look to the careers of Pink and Wiz Khalifa, who both share your September 8th birthday, for inspiration.

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, September 7th, the 250th day of the year . There are 115

Latimore

Latimore

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sonny Rollins, 89, saxophonist/composer

Latimore, 80, singer

Gloria Gaynor, 70, singer

Shane Mosley, 48, boxer

Antonio McDyess, 45, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Little Milton

Little Milton

Little Milton, 85, singer/guitarist (d. 2005)

Earl Manigault, 75, basketball player (d. 1998)

Jermaine Stewart, 62, singer (d. 1997)

Easy-E, 56, rapper/producer (N.W.A.) (d. 1995)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1953 – Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

1954 – Integration begins in Washington D.C. & Baltimore public schools.

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes

its debut.

1996 – Rap artist Tupac Shakur is shot multiple times in a drive by shooting

in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s planetary ruler is Mercury, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive a helping of Saturn’s influence as well. Mercury’s planetary powers are reflected in your great communication skills and agile mind. Similarly, it is Saturn’s mysterious influence that can be credited with your great control, discipline and patience. Your unique combination of planetary influence makes you much more driven to success than other Virgo Decans. It is nearly impossible to stop you from meeting goals, as you are always driven to do your very best. It is the same perfectionism that can become detrimental, if you become too disappointed with your own imperfection and that of others. Counter these tendencies by paying special attention to your sensitivity, especially in close relationships.