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Today is Monday, December 5th,  the 340th day of the year. There are 26

Little Richard

Little Richard

days remaining until the end of the year and 20 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Bathtub Party Day, Repeal Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Little Richard, 84, singer/songwriter

Jonathan Lewis, 63, trombonist (Atlantic Star)

Art Monk, 59, Hall of Fame football player

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Doctor Dre, 53, radio personality

Eddy Curry, 34, basketball player

Lauren London, 31, actress

Josh Smith, 31, basketball player

Ross Bagley, 27, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sonny Boy Williamson, 117, blues singer/musician

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

DEATHS

Phillis Wheatley, 1784, poet/first published African-American woman (b. 1753)

Alexandre Dumas, 1870, writer (‘The Three Musketeers) (b. 1802)

“Fat” Larry James, 1987, drummer (Fat Larry’s Band-Zoom) (b. 1949)

Nelson Mandela, 2013, South African President (b. 1918)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC).

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

1947 – Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama.

1957 – NYC is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in

housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).

1970 – LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing.

1972 – 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL).

1974 – Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the

Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen

WFL’s World Bowl.

1981 – 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB).

1987 – 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR).

2008 – O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping

and armed robbery.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 5th, your assertiveness is matched by an equally restless and open nature. While others may shy away from expressing their true desires and feelings, you rarely have this problem. You will quickly let others know what you want and will work tireless let to achieve the goals you have set. You take the assertiveness into your interests, which have developed to be quite varied. In all aspects of life, you value honestly, which explains for the openness you share in your close relationships.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday December 4th, the 339th day of the year. There are 27

Bernard King

Bernard King

days remaining until the end of the year and 21 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Santa’s List Day, Wear Brown

Shoes Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tony Todd, 62, actor

Jay--Z

Jay–Z

Cassandra Wilson, 61, singer

Bernard King, 60, Hall of Fame basketball player

Terry Glenn, 47, football player

Jay-Z, 47, rapper/music executive

Jeff Blake, 46, football player

Howard Eisley, 44, basketball player

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Corliss Williamson, 43, basketball player

Tyra Banks, 43, model/actress

Orlando Brown, 29, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Fred Hampton, 1969, Black Panther leader (b. 1948)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia.

1906 – Alpha Phi Alpha, 1st Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms.

1909 – The New York newspaper, Amsterdam News is founded.

1927 – Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem.

1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.

1969 – Chicago Police murdered Black Panther leaders, Fred Hampton & Mark

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

Clark in their beds.

1982 – 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB).

1996 – Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest points scored since inception

of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57.

1997 – NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 4th, you are known for being assertive, restless and open. You have trouble sticking to one interest, as there are so many different subjects and topics that you find appealing. You may be the definition of a “Jack of all trades.” In all matters of life your are assertive and honest. You do not hesitate to let others know what you want and if you set a goal, you will work tirelessly to achieve it. These qualities are greatly admired by your friends and family.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, December 3rd,  the 338th day of the year. There are 28

Mary Alice

Mary Alice

days remaining until the end of the year and 22 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Roof Over My Head

Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Mary Alice, 74, actress

Steve Harris, 50, actor

Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Montell Jordan, 48, singer/record producer

Lindsey Hunter, 46, basketball player

Trina Braxton, 41, reality star

Malinda Williams, 40, actress

Trina, 38, rapper

Rock Cartwright, 37, football player

Doc Brown, 35, rapper

Montell Jordan

Montell Jordan

Rico Love, 33, music producer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ray Candy, 65, professional wrestler (d. 1994)

DEATHS

Gwendolyn Brooks, 2000, poet (b. 1917)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1847 – Fredrick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper “North Star”.

1868 – 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial.

Trina Braxton

Trina Braxton

1956 – Wilt Chamberlain’s 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52).

1962 – Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st U.S. black female judge.

1967 – Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert

rehearsals in Jamaica.

1979 – 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal.

1982 – Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez.

1983 – 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB).

1988 – 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB).

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 3rd, your personality is defined by your assertive, restless and open nature. When you know what you want, you do not hesitate to share it with others. You will work hard to achieve things you wish to accomplish with certainty, although you may challenge to discover our true interests. You are restless in your pursuits, tending to explore varying topics and subjects. Your eclectic nature is paired nicely with your openness. Although they may feel you are a bit frank at times, your friends, family and coworkers appreciate your honestly.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, December 2nd, the 337th day of the year. There are 29

Treach

Treach

days remaining until the end of the year and 23 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Fritters Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willie Brown, 76, Hall of Fame football player

Jason & Jarron Collins

Jason & Jarron Collins

O J. McDuffie, 47, football player

Treach, 45, rapper

Zack Crockett, 44, football player

Jason & Jarron Collins, 38, basketball players

Teairra Mari, 28, singer

Fuse Odg, 27, rapper

John Brown

John Brown

Alfred Enoch, 27, rapper

Brandon Knight, 24, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Henry Armstrong, 104, boxer (d. 1988)

DEATHS

John Brown, 1859, abolitionist (b. 1800)

Roxie Roker, 1995, actress (Helen Willis-Jeffersons) (b. 1929)

Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker

ON THIS DATE IN…

1884 – Granville T. Woods patents telephone transmitter.

1957 – Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” reaches #1.

1968 – Dial Press publishes Frank Yerby’s twenty-first work, “Judas, My Brother”.

1989 – 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB).

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 2nd, your straightforward and positive nature is paired nicely with a thirst for adventure. While others stick to things they know, you are most energized by what is new and yet to be experienced. You take any opportunity to find a new environment or people to interact with, which makes you exciting and appealing to others. Above all, your friends, family, peers and coworkers may appreciate your positive outlook, as they would be hard-pressed to recall a time where you didn’t point out the bright side of things.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, December 1st,  the 336th day of the year.  There are 30

Billy Paul

Billy Paul

days remaining until the end of the year and 24 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write A Friend Month, Eat A Red Apple Day, World

AIDS Awareness Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls

Obba Babatunde, 64, actor

Pamela McGee, 54, basketball player

Golden Brooks, 45, actress

Charles Michael Davis, 31, actor

Janelle Monae, 30, singer

Desean Jackson, 29, football player

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Zoe Kravita, 27, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lou Rawls, 83, singer (d. 2006)

Billy Paul, 82, singer (Me & Mrs Jones)

Richard Pryor, 76, comedian/actor (d. 2005)

Vesta Williams, 59, singer (d. 2001)

DEATHS

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Alvin Ailey, 1989, choreographer (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1641 – Massachusetts becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to

slavery.

1891 – James Naismith creates the game of basketball.

1955 – Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

her seat to a white passenger.

1956 – Frank Robinson (NL) voted Rookie of the Year.

1957 – Sam Cooke debut on Ed Sullivan Show.

1964 – Martin Luther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander

campaign.

1967 – Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses.

1980 – U.S. Justice Dept. sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

1982 – Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”.

1991 – AIDS Awareness Day.

1997 – Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach

P. J. Carlesimo.

2008 – The US economy has been in recession since December 2007,

the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 1st, you seek adventure with a positive and direct nature. While others take comfort in familiar settings, you are most excited with new people, experiences and environments, which explains why you are in constant pursuit of adventure. Your friends and family love your adventurous ways, but they are truly inspired by your positive outlook. Your optimism never seems to falter, even in the face of the most negative circumstances. These qualities make you a highly sought after friend and companion.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, November 30th, the 335th day of the year. There are 31

days remaining until the end of the year and 25 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, Peanut

Butter Lovers Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National Epilepsy

Month, National Sleep Comfort Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Robert Guillaume, 89, actor (Benson, Soap)

Luther Ingram, 72, singer/songwriter

Mike Espy, 63 politician, (Rep-D-Mississippi)

Shuggie Otis, 63, singer

June Pointer, 62, singer (Pointer Sisters)

Bo Jackson, 55, baseball player/football player

Larry Brown, 47, football player

Marcellus Wiley, 42, football player

Mavado, 35, singer

Jordan Farmar, 30, basketball player

Naomi Knight, 29, wrestler

Trinity Fatu, 29, reality star

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Gordon Parks, 104, movie director/author (d. 2006)

Shirley Chisholm, 92, politician (Rep-D-NY) 1st black congresswoman/

presidential candidate (d. 2005)

DEATHS

James Baldwin, 1987, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain) (b. 1924)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1948 – Baseball’s Negro National League disbands.

1952 – Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism.

1956 – Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title.

1971 – TV movie “Brian’s Song” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV.

1976 – 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB).

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on November 30th, you seek adventure with a positive and straightforward personality. You take no refuge in familiar settings, as you are much more excited by the prospect of new experiences and people. This inclination may explain why you are always exploring new environments. Your friends and family are always excited to hear about your latest adventure, but they appreciate your optimism over all else. You can rarely recall a time where you weren’t able to take something positive from a situation or person.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, November 29th,  the 334th day of the year. There are 32

days remaining until the end of the year and 26 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, Child

Protection Safety Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut Butter

Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Don Cheadle, 52, actor

Dee Brown, 38, basketball player

Jamal Mashburn, 44, basketball player

Chadwick Boseman, 40, actor

The Game, 37, rapper

Shannon Brown, 31, basketball player

Russell Wilson, 28, football player

Julius Randle, 22, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Adam Clayton Powell Jr., 108, politician (Rep-D-NY) (d. 1972

DEATHS

Godfrey Cambridge, 1976, actor (b. 1933)

Coleman Young, 1997, 1st black mayor of a major city (b. 1922)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1781 – Crew of the slave ship Zong murder approx. 142 African slaves by dumping

them into the sea in order to claim insurance.

1934 – Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally.

1948 – 1st opera to be televised, “Othello”, broadcast from the Met (NYC).

1961 – Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss.

1963 – LBJ sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of JFK.

1987 – “Dreamgirls” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances.

1991 – TV show “Roc” has a gay wedding episode , “Can’t Help Loving that Man”.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on November 29th, your adventurous personality is accompanied by a straightforward and optimistic attitude. While others may take comfort in the familiar, you are always seeking to escape it. You are energized by new experiences, environment and people, which explains why you are always moving towards something new. Your friends and family enjoy your adventures, but they truly appreciate your positive outlook. Your loved ones never fail to be uplifted by your ability to take the best out of any situation or person.

 

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, November 28th, the 333rd day of the year.  There are 33

days remaining until the end of the year and 27 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, Child

Safety Protection Month, National Epilepsy Month, National Sleep

Comfort, Peanut Butter Lovers Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Berry Gordy, 87, record company owner (Motown)

Paul Warfield, 74, Hall of Fame football player

S. Epatha Merkerson, 64, actress

Dawn Robinson, 48, singer (En Vogue)

Dale Carter, 47, football player

Freddie Mitchell, 38, football player

Chamillionaire, 37, rapper

Leandro Barbosa, 34, Brazilian basketball player

Trey Songz, 32, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

R.B. Greaves, 72, singer, (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Richard Wright, 1960, author (Native son) (b. 1908)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina.

1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris.

1961 – Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy.

1965 – Browns’ Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109).

1975 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American

soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last

live episodes.

1978 – 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB).

2010 – 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on November 28th, your personality is defined by a thirst for adventure and a positive outlook. While others love to stick to routine and what is familiar, you would much rather have a new and exciting experience. You take to the world with positivity and optimism, which explains why you always are able to find the best in situations and people. Your family, friends, coworkers and peers appreciate these qualities and are greatly inspired by your company.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, November 27th, the 332nd day of the year. There are 34

Robin Givens

Robin Givens

days remaining until the end of the year and 28 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, Peanut

Butter Lovers Month, National Epilepsy Month, Child Safety Protection

Month, National Sleep Comfort Month, Pins and Needles Day,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jaleel White

Jaleel White

Al Jackson Jr., 81, drummer (Booker T & MGs)

Robin Givens, 52, actress

Larry Allen, 46, Hall of Fame football player

Nick Van Exel, 45, basketball player

Twista, 43, rapper

Shaunie O’neal, 42, reality star

Jaleel White, 40, actor

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Jimmy Rollins, 38, baseball player

Ortise Williams, 30, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Bruce Lee, 76, karate star/actor (d. 1973)

Jimi Hendrix, 74, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), (d. 1970)

Mickey Leland, 81 politician  (Rep-D-TX,) (d. 1989)

James Avery, 71, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

DEATHS

Buck Leonard, 1997, Hall of Fame Negro League baseball player (b. 1907)

Barbara Acklin, 1998, singer/songwriter (b. 1943)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1817 – U.S. soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War.

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1990 – Charles Johnson awarded National Book Award for fiction for

“Middle Passage”.

1997 – Lions’ Barry Sanders becomes NFL’s 2nd all-time rusher.

2013 – Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour’s player of the year for the 11th time.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on November 27th, you are well known for your adventurous, positive and straightforward way of handling life. You find no excitement in the familiar, which explains why you feel most alive in new environments with new people. Your friends and family are excited to see what new adventure you are about to undertake, but they may be the most appreciative of your innate optimism. Your loved ones take great comfort in the fact that you always find the best in people and situations.

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Today is Saturday, November 26th,  the 331st day of the year. There are 35

Tina Turner

Tina Turner

days remaining until the end of the year and 29 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, National

Epilepsy Month, Child Safety Protection Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month,

National Sleep Comfort Month, Shopping Reminder Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Olivia Cole

Olivia Cole

Tina Turner, 77, singer

Olivia Cole, 74, actress (Roots)

Harry Carson, 63, football player

Harold Reynolds, 56, baseball player/sports analyst

Mario Elie, 53, basketball player

Garcelle Beauvais, 50, actress

Shawn Kemp

Shawn Kemp

Shawn Kemp, 47, basketball player

John Amaechi, 46, basketball

Ronald “Winky” Wright, 45, boxer

Maria Campbell, 41, actress

Ryan Toby, 40, singer

Lil’ Fizz, 31, rapper

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Avery Bradley, 26, basketball player

Dizzy Wright, 26, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Sojourner Truth, 1883, abolitionist/women’s rights advocate (b. 1787)

Benjamin O. Davis Sr., 1970, 1st black general (b. 1877)

MC Hammer

MC Hammer

Sean Taylor, 2007, football player (b. 1983)

Scatman Crothers, 1986, singer/actor (Chico & The Man) (b. 1910)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in USA.

1861 – West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia.

1866 – Rust College is founded in Holy Springs, Miss.

1945 – Charlie “Bird” Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

the “greatest Jazz session ever”.

1968 – 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB).

1970 – Charles Gordone becomes the first Black playwright to receive the Pulitzer

Prize for “No Place To Be Somebody”.

1990 – 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win.

2012 – The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on November 26th, your adventurous nature is possibly your most defining quality. You find no enjoyment in familiarity, which explains for your need to constantly seek out new people and experiences. Your friends and family appreciate this qualities, almost as much as they enjoy your positive and optimistic outlook. Your loved ones never fail to marvel at how you can find the positive qualities of any person or situation.

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