CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, August 15th, the 227th day of the year.  There are 138

Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month

Romance Awareness Month, National Smile Week, V. J. Day,

Relaxation Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Maxine Waters, 80, politician

Frederick Knight, 74, singer

Billy Griffin, 68, singer (The Miracles)

Bobby Caldwell, 67, singer/songwriter

Rondell Sheridan, 59, actor

Yancey Thigpen, 49, football player

Bobby Byrd

Bobby Byrd

Anthony Anderson, 48, actor

Quinton Aaron, 33, actor

Nipsey Hustle, 32, rapper

Andrea Lewis, 32, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Oscar Peterson, 93, pianist/composer (d. 2007)

Bill Pinkney, 93, singer (The Drifters) (d. 2007)

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

Bobby Byrd, 84, singer (The Famous Flames) (d. 2007)

Gene Upshaw, 73, football player (d. 2008)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE…

1843 – National black convention meets in Buffalo, New York.

1888 – Granville T. Woods patents electromechanical brake.

1931 – Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as assistant secretary.

Sly (Stone) Stewart

Sly (Stone) Stewart

1950 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing

title.

1964 – Mayor Daley declares “Ernie Banks Day” in Chicago.

1969 – Woodstock rock and roll concert opens, among the 32 acts scheduled

to perform are Sly & the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix.

1979 –  Andrew Young resigns as UN ambassador.

1988 – “Ain’t Misbehavin'” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176

performances.

1999  –81st PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Medinah

Country Club.

HOROSCOPE

The Leo’s main planetary ruler is the Sun, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also subject to the planetary influence of Mars. Your unique combination of planetary influence makes you far more ambitious than other Leo Decans. The Sun’s influence over creativity and individualism, is met nicely with Mars’ influence over courage and assertiveness. You will push towards your desired goals with a relentless fever, as long as you remain positive and energetic. Your faith in your own abilities makes you stubborn at times, but it also makes you courageous. Embrace these qualities and you will continue on a path towards success. Avoid the dangers of anger and restlessness that are also a product of your planetary influences.

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Today is Tuesday, August 14th, the 226th day of the year. There are 139

Antonio Fargas

Antonio Fargas

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Smile Week, National

Creamsicle Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Larry Graham

Larry Graham

Antonio Fargas, 72, actor

Larry Graham, 72, singer/bass player (Sly and the Family Stone and

Graham Central Station)

Jackee’ Harry, 62, actress

Earvin “Magic Johnson, 59, basketball legend/entrepreneur

Sharon Bryant, 58, singer (Atlantic Starr)

Jackee' Harry

Jackee’ Harry

Neal Anderson, 54, football player

Halle Berry, 52, actress

Ed O’Bannon, 46, basketball player

Chucky Atkins, 44, basketball player

Roy Williams, 38, football player

Lamorne Morris, 38, actor

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Julius Jones, 37, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DJ Uncle Al, 49, rapper/DJ (d. 2001)

DEATHS

Tony Williams, 1992, singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

1842 – Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to

Oklahoma.

1862 – Pres. Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with a U.S.

president.

1969 – The Dance Theater of Harlem is founded.

1971 – The Cards Bob Gibson no-hits Pirates, 11-0.

1989 – The first National Theater Festival is held in Winston-Salem,

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

North Carolina.

1990 – Singer, Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed in an accident at an outdoor

concert in Brooklyn, New York.

1993 – Reggie Jackson Day, New York Yanks retire the  13th number in

team history (#44).

HOROSCOPE

Your paired element is fire, and as a Leo, you actually have the most fundamental connection with fire of all the zodiac signs. Fire’s influence materializes as the passion and energy that is constantly burning within you. It is this same heat, that allows you to work tirelessly to meet any challenge. While fire’s qualities can become one of your greatest strengths in life, it can become detrimental if you don’t curb the impatience and impulsiveness that also arises.

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Today is Monday, August 13th, the 225th day of the year.  There are 140 days

Joycelyn Elders

Joycelyn Elders

remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Picnic Month, National Golf Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Smile Week, Left

Hander’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Dawn Lewis

Dawn Lewis

Jocelyn Elders, 85, 15th Surgeon General of the United States

Mudcat Grant, 83, baseball player

Dawn Lewis, 57, actress

DeMarcus Cousins, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Marian Fleming Poe, 128, US advocate in Virginia

DEATHS

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins

King Curtis, 1971, musician (b. 1934)

Ed Townsend, 2003, songwriter/producer (b. 1929)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1831 – Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God.

Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in

Southampton County, Virginia insurrection.

King Curtis

King Curtis

1892 – The “Afro-American”  newspaper begins publishing from Baltimore.

1906 – The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment

are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer

in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably

discharged.

1948 – Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game.

1955 – Larry Doby’s ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield.

1987 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24’5½” jump.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

1989 – The wreckage of the plane that carried U.S. congressman, Mickey

Leland and others on a humanitarian mission is found on a mountainside

in Ethiopia, there are no survivors.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida,

and devastates the surrounding area.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Leo born on August 13th, you are known for your drive, ambition and honesty. You watch your friends and family procrastinate and fall short of their goals, but you cannot relate. There has rarely been a situation where you weren’t able to accomplish a goal you set your mind to. Your high ambition is matched by a desire to be honest and forthright in all aspects of your life. You may notice that people find you blunt, which leaves you disappointed that others don’t share in your value of honesty.

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Today is Sunday, August 12th, the 224th day of the year. There are 141

Miss Cleo

Miss Cleo

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, Middle Child’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Lynette Woodard, 59, basketball player

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir-Mix-A-Lot, 55, rapper

Anthony Ray, 55, rapper

Yvette Nicole Brown, 47, actress

Antoine Walker, 42, basketball player

Plaxico, Burress, 41, football player

Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress

Imani Hakim, 25, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Joe Jones, 92, singer (d. 2005)

Walter Dean Myers, 81, author (2014)

Miss Cleo, 56, psychic

DEATHS

Joe Tex, 1982, singer, (b. 1931)

Joe Tex

Joe Tex

Luther Allison, 1997, blues performer (b.1940)

ON THIS DATE…

1890 – Systematic exclusion of Blacks from political life began is Miss.

1922 – Dedication of Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington, D.C. as national

shrine.

1958 – Art Kane photographs 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white

group portrait “A Great Day in Harlem” in front of a Brownstone in New

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas

York City.

1960 – Ralph Boston sets then long jump record at 8.21m.

1970 – Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball.

1972 – Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.

1988 – Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital.

2007 – 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at

Southern Hills Country Club.

HOROSCOPE

Your ambitious and honest personality gives you the potential to be successful at just about any career you put your mind to. Your straightforward nature would make you an honest businessman, educator or manager. If channeled properly, your ambition could make you a leader in your field, which was the case with Erwin Schrodinger, who was also born on August 12th. If the entertainment world is more appealing, look to the groundbreaking work of Cecil B. Demille, another of your birthday twins, for inspiration.

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Today is Saturday, August 11th, the 223rd day of the year. There are 142

Kenny Gamble

Kenny Gamble

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Picnic Month, National Golf Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Smile Week, Son and

Daughter Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kenny Gamble, 75, record company executive) (Philly Int’l)

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Viola Davis, 53, actress

Duane Martin, 53, actor

Ali Shaheed Muhammad, 48, rapper/producer (A Tribe Called Quest)

Affion Crockett, 43, comedian

Jermain Taylor, 40, boxer

J-Boog, 33, rapper/producer (B2K)

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Patty Mills, 30, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

J. Rosamond Johnson, 145, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)

Alex Haley, 97, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)

Carl Rowan, 93, newspaper columnist (d. 2000)

Chris Kelly, 40, rapper (Kriss Kross) (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Percy Mayfield, 1984, singer (b. 1921)

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

ON THIS DATE IN…

1962 – Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills

down.

1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riot) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles.

1968 – Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to

qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves.

1974 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s picture hung in Ga. Capitol.

HOROSCOPE

The Sun is the planetary ruler of your sign, but as you are born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive planetary influence from Jupiter. The Sun’s influence can be witnessed in your individualism, willpower and creativity, while Jupiter’s power manifests in your great generosity and optimism. Your unique combination of planetary influence makes you far more optimistic than any of the other Leo Decans. You appreciate life and take care to learn from new people and environments. Continue to embrace your optimism, as you will be surprised how much good fortune will come your way because of it.

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Today is Friday, August 10th, the 222nd day of the year. There are 143

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Patti Austin

Patti Austin

Awareness Month, Peach Month, Lazy Day, National S’mores Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ronnie Spector, 75, singer (The Ronettes)

Patti Austin, 68, singer

Aaron Hall, 54,singer-songwriter (Guy)

John Starks, 53, basketball player

Riddick Bowe, 51, boxer

Gus Johnson, 51, sportscaster

Aaron Hall

Aaron Hall

Michael Bivins, 50, singer (New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe)

Andre Drummond, 25, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Michael Dokes, 60, boxer (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Ira Aldridge, 1867, actor(b. 1807)

Michael Bivins

Michael Bivins

Isaac Hayes, 2008, singer/songwriter/actor (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1827 – Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada).

1831 – Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery.

1835 – Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan,

New Hampshire.

1948 Candid Camers makes its television debut after being on radio for

a year as Candid Microphone.

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing

title.

1965 – Thurgood Marshall is named solicitor general.

1981 – Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black

business.

1984 – Track and field athlete, Carl Lewis wins four gold medals

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

1985 – Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for

$47 million.

1989 – Gen. Colin Powell is nominated chairman of the Joint

Chiefs of Staff.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s paired element is fire and as a Leo, you are the only zodiac sign with a cardinal relationship to the element. The influence of fire is strong with you, as you take to new tasks with a burning passion and energy. Even in the face of great challenges, your flame never falters, instead only motivating you to work with more determination to meet your goals. Embracing the positive qualities of fire can become one of your greatest assets, but be aware of fire’s negative influences, which include impulsiveness and impatience.

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Today is Thursday, August 9th, the 221st day of the year. There are 144

Doug Williams

Doug Williams

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Awareness Month, Peach Month, Book Lover’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Billy Henderson, 79, singer (Spinners)

Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow

Barbara Mason, 71, singer

Doug Williams, 63, football legend

Kurtis Blow, 59, rapper/producer

Louis Lipps, 56, football player/radio host

Kevin Mack, 56, football player

John “Hot Rod” Williams, 56, basketball player

Deion Sanders, 49, football/baseball player

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

Mack 10, 47, rapper

Derek Fischer, 44, basketball player/coach

Jarvis Hayes, 37, basketball player

Joel Anthony, 36, basketball player

Tyson Gay, 36, sprinter

JaMarcus Russell, 33, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines

Eddie Futch, 108, boxing trainer (d. 2001)

Dick Anthony Williams, 80, actor (d. 2012)

The Mighty Hannibal, 79, singer,songwriter/producer (d. 2014)

Ken Norton, 75, boxer/actor (d. 2013)

Whitney Houston, 55, singer/actress (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Gregory Hines, 2003, actor/dancer (b. 1946)

Bernie Mac, 2008, comedian/actor (b. 1957)

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

Al Freeman Jr., 2012, actor (b. 1934)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1848 – US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party

nominating Martin Van Buren for president.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Summer Olympic games

becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

1961 – James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court.

HOROSCOPE

As a Leo born on August 9th, you are characterized by your upbeat, positive and humorous personality. You’re a very social persona and find it irresistible to grab center stage and entertain your friends, family or peers. There are few that don’t appreciate your comedic charms and there are even fewer that don’t appreciate your optimism. Your friends and family are often inspired by your ability to take the positives from any situation.

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Today is Wednesday, August 8, the 220th day of the year. There are 145

Kool Moe Dee

Kool Moe Dee

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Awareness Month, Peach Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willie P. Richardson, 71, comedian

Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Airrion Love, 69, singer (Stylistics)

Willie Hall, 68, drummer

Robin Quivers, 66, radio host

“Sweet” Lou Dunbar, 65, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

Kool Moe Dee, 56, rapper

Harry Lee “Butch” Reynolds, 54, track star

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

Jimmy Jean Louis, 50, actor

Marsha Ambrosius, 41, singer

Rashard Lewis, 40, basketball player

Meagan Good, 37, actress

Bradley McIntosh, 37, rapper

Pierre Garcon, 32, football player

Joe Tex

Joe Tex

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Matthew Henson, 152, explorer (d. 1955)

Jimmy Witherspoon, 98, singer (d. 1997)

Joe Tex, 85, singer/songwriter (d. 1982)

DEATHS

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, 1975, saxophonist (b. 1928)

Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius

John H. Johnson, 2005, publisher (Ebony, Jet) (b. 1918)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1796 –  Boston African Society establishes with 44 members.

1863 – Tennessee’s “military” Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal

slaves.  During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in

Tennessee as a holiday.

1925 – 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC.

John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson

1965 – Voting Rights Bill passed.

1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces

his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon

the next day.

1984 – Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics.

HOROSCOPE

While picking a career path is always difficult, your social personality and creativity will allow for success in many career paths. You may require a field with a lot of change of scenery and pace, so a business position with travel may be perfect for you. If you are artistically inclined, a career in music may fit you as well. Look to the creative guitar playing of Dave The Edge Evans or the lyrics of Mel Tillis, who were both born on August 8th, for encouragement.

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Today is Tuesday, August 7th, he 219th day of the year. There are 146

Alan Page

Alan Page

days remaining until the end of the year.  This day marks the approximate

midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern

Hemisphere.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance Awareness

Month, Peach Month

Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Pope, 82, singer (Tams)

Alan Page, 73, football legend/jurist

Alan Keyes, 68, politician/diplomat

Harold Perrineau, 55, actor

Tony Stargell, 52, football player

David Mann

David Mann

David Mann, 52, actor

Chico Bennyman, 44, actor

Beanie Wells, 30, football player

DeMar DeRosen, 29, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ralph Bunche, 114, political scientist/diplomat, Nobel Prize

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

laureate (d. 1971)

Herb Reed, 90, musician (The Platters) (d. 2012)

Magic Slim, 81, guitarist (d. 2013)

DEATHS

James McClain, 1970, activist

Jonathan P. Jackson, 1970, activist

William Christmas, 1970, activist

Mickey Leland

Mickey Leland

Esther Phillips. 1984, singer (b. 1936)

Mickey Leland, 1989, politician (b. 1944)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1893 – Black longshoremen strike for better wages and working conditions

in Texas.

1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the United States occurs in

Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Ship and Abram Smith, are killed.

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice

1946 – 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized.

1950 – Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle,

from playing in Negro League

1954 – Charles Mahoney becomes 1st Black to serve as a full UN delegate.

1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and

killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.

1989 – Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash

Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds

in Ethiopia.

2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank

Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run.

2010 – Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign is ruled by the Sun, but because you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also subject to the planetary influence of Jupiter. Being the planet of individuality, creativity and vitality, the Sun’s influence is connected to these same traits that you possess. Likewise, Jupiter is responsible for your generosity, optimism and idealistic nature. These planets combine to make you the most positive and knowledge driven of all the Leo Decans. You take every chance to learn from the world around you and are most excited in new places or while meeting new people. Hold on tightly to your positive outlook, as it is not only inspiring to others, but a source of great fortune

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Today is Monday, August 6th, the 218th day of the year.  There are 147

David Robinson

David Robinson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Randy DeBarge, 60, singer/bass player (DeBarge)

Regina Carter, 51, violinist

Chelsee Healey

Chelsee Healey

Dale Ellis, 58, basketball player

Charles Ingram, 54, reality star

David Robinson, 53, basketball player

Merrin Dungey, 46, actress

Ray Lucas, 46, football player/sportscaster

Seneca Wallace, 38, football player

Chelsee Healey, 29, actress

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Tre Mason, 24, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Rick James, 2004, singer/songwriter/producer (b. 1948)

Dan Roundfield, 2012, basketball player (b. 1953)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1870 – White conservatives suppressed black vote & captured Tennessee

Rick James

Rick James

legislature.

1965 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into

law.

1966 – Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title.

1972 – Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st home runs for Braves (record for 1 team).

1973 – Roberto Clemente inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1973 – Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma.

1984 – Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics.

1991 – WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is the Leo’s paired element and you actually have a cardinal connection to the element. The influence of fire can been seen in the way you passionately and energetically take on life. When you find something interesting or challenging, you tackle it with great fortitude and determination. While this is not only impressive to those around you, it is also one of your greatest talents. Be weary of fire’s negative influences, because if you let your enthusiasm burn to strongly, you may become impulsive and impatient.

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