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Today is Monday, September 26th, the 270th day of the year. There are 96

Shawn Stockman

Shawn Stockman

days remaining until the end of the year and 90 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Honey

Month, Self Improvement Month, Baby Safety Month, Little

League Month, Johnny Appleseed Day

Christina Milian

Christina Milian

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Shawn Stockman, 44,singer (Boyz II Men)

Christina Milian, 35, actress/singer

Serena Williams, 35, tennis player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Maggie L. Walker, 149, business & civic leader (d. 1934)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Craig Heyward, 50, football player (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Sojourner Truth, 1883, abolitionist (b. unknown)

Bessie Smith, 1937, Empress of the Blues (b. 1894)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1918 – 368th Black Infantry Regiment praised.

1962 – L.A. Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104).

Run DMC

Run DMC

1973 – Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors.

1978 – N.Y. District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women

sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms

1979 – 1984 L. A. summer Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million.

1986 – RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin’ Hell).

HOROSCOPE

Air is your paired element and as a Libra, you have a cardinal relationship with air. Air’s influence makes you active and a self-starter. At times, it seems as if curiosity stirs inside of you like a wind as you are pushed on pursuits of knowledge. Embracing air’s qualities will help to support your social and intellectual pursuits, but be careful to avoid the negative qualities of still air, which include an unemotional attitude.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, September 25th, the 269th day of the year. There are 97

Onnie McIntyre

Onnie McIntyre

days remaining until the end of the year and 91 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety Month, Honey

Month, National Self Improvement Month, Suicide Prevention

Month, Little League Month, National Comic Book Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen

Owen “Onnie” McIntyre, 71, singer/guitarist (Average White Band)

Bob McAdoo, 65, basketball player/coach

Sylvester Croom, 62, college football coach

Scottie Pippen, 51, basketball player

Will Smith, 48, actor/rapper

Chauncey Billups, 40, basketball player

Will Smith

Will Smith

Robbie Jones, 39. actor

Ryan Leslie, 38. rapper

Rashad Evans, 36, MMA fighter

T.I., 36, rapper

Donald Glover, 33, actor

Tahj Boyd, 26, football player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

T.I.

T.I.

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1861 – Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves.

1867 – Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard University in Wash. D.C.

1904 – Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football.

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

1962 – Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia.

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

1962 – Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title.

1965 – 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City  A’s pitches 3 scoreless innings.

1974 – Barbara W. Hancock becomes the 1st Black woman to be named White

House Fellow.

1975 – Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma.

1976 – “Porgy & Bess” opens at Uris Theater New York City for 122 performances.

1988 – Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s.

1994 – Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.

HOROSCOPE

As a Libra born on September 25th, you are well known for your diplomacy, sociability and imagination. You thrive in the group setting, as you greatly enjoy the company of others. In times when group harmony is threatened, you often jump in, doing whatever is necessary to restore balance. Your friends appreciate your gift for compromise, almost as much as they appreciate your active imagination and clever ideas.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, September 24th, the 268th day of the year. There are 98

"Mean" Joe Greene

“Mean” Joe Greene

days remaining until the end of the year and 92 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Little League Month, Honey

Month, Baby Safety Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Self

Improvement Month, National Cherries Jubilee

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jessica Lucas

Jessica Lucas

“Mean” Joe Greene, 70, football legend

Terry Metcalf, 65, football player

Eddie George, 43, football player

Drew Gooden, 35, basketball player

Randy Foye, 33, basketball player

Jessica Lucas, 30, actress

Nancy Greene

Nancy Greene

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Nancy Green, 1923, first living trademark (Aunt Jemima) (b. 1834)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1883 – National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky.

1957 – Soldiers escort 9 Black children to Little Rock Central High School.

Jack Tatum

Jack Tatum

1972 – Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders, returns a fumble 104 yds vs

Green Bay (rec).

1988 – Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec).

1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets heptathlon woman’s record (7,291).

1991 – Deion Sanders, left Braves to report to NFL Falcons, returns.

HOROSCOPE

Gifted with both social and intellectual gifts, there are a wide range of rewarding careers for you to choose from. Your natural diplomacy would be well-suited for politics or fund-raising. Similarly, if you find an issue you support, you may enjoy a career in the non-profit sector or law. Your need for creativity may lead you to a more expressive careers, such as entertainment. If this is the case, look to the creative and comedic minds of Phil Hartman and Jim Henson, who both share 24th birthday, for encouragement.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, September 23rd, the 267th day of the year. There are 99

Walter & Wallace Scott

Walter & Wallace Scott

days remaining until the end of the year and 93 days remaining until Christmas.

Today is the first full day of Autumn.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety Month, Honey

Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Self Improvement Month,

Little League Month, Checkers Day

Marvin Lewis

Marvin Lewis

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Walter & Wallace Scott, 73, singers (Whispers)

Marvin Lewis, 58, football coach

John Henton, 56, actor

Chi McBride, 55, actor

Lisa Raye-McCoy, 49, actress

Lisa Raye-McCoy

Lisa Raye-McCoy

Jermaine Dupri, 44, record producer/rapper

Layzie Bone, 41, rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

Anthony Mackie, 38, actor

Bryant McKinnie, 37, football player

Matt Kemp, 32, baseball player

Brandon Richardson, 32, actor

Chris Johnson,  31, football player

Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri

Brandon Jennings, 27, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Mary Church Terrell, 153, civil rights activist (d. 1954)

John Coltrane, 90, jazz saxophonist

Ray Charles, 86, singer/pianist (d. 2004)

Charlie Barnett, 63, actor (d. 1996)

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

DEATHS

Carl Rowan, 2000, journalist (b. 1925)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1862 – Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation is published in Northern

Newspapers.

1957 – White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

high school in Arkansas to withdraw.

1962 – ABC’s 1st color TV series, The Jetsons premieres.

1962 – L.A. Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104.

1979 – St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career.

1980 – Bob Marley’s last concert at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh.

HOROSCOPE

Venus is your sign’s planetary ruler and as you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive double influence from the planet. Venus can be considered the planet of sensitivity, cooperation, and appreciation of art. It is not wonder that these qualities are so present in your personality. It is Venus’ s influence that also explains for your highly romantic nature. Although you may be slow to commit, you are fully devoted to loving relationships once that have been established. You use your creativity and imagination to find new ways to spoil your partners. You find the same enjoyment in your surroundings, which you take care to insure are aesthetically pleasing. If your planetary influence had one downfall, it would be that you appreciate beauty to such a high degree, that you may be overcommitted to a life of luxury.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, September 22nd, the 266th day of the year. There are 100

Shari Belafonte

Shari Belafonte

days remaining until the end of the year and 94 days remaining until Christmas.

Today is the final day of summer.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, Baby Safety Month, Self Improvement Month, National

Piano Month, Honey Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Little

Vince Coleman

Vince Coleman

League Month, Business Women’s Day, Elephant Appreciation

Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jeremiah Wright, 75, American pastor

Harold Carmichael, 67, football player

Shari Belafonte, 62, actress

Mystikal

Mystikal

Vince Coleman, 55, baseball player

Mystikal, 46, rapper

Bob Sapp, 43, MMA fighter

Dennard Robinson, 26, football player

Carlos Knight, 23, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

DEATHS

Mattie Moss Clark, 1994, gospel singer (b. 1925)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1862 – President Lincoln, says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1.

1905 – Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed).

1915 – Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in New

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

Orleans, La.

1950 – Ralph J. Bunche is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1987 – NFL players go on strike for 24 days

1989 – Gen. Colin Powell is confirmed as chairman, Joint Chiefs

of Staff, the first African American to hold the post.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s elemental pair is Earth and as a Virgo, you are the only zodiac sign with fixed connection to the element. It is Earth’s influence that causes you to look for reliability and stability in all life’s matters. You never take refuge in the realm of fantasy, as you much rather attempt to create practical expectations and goals. Your realistic mindset is one of your greatest assets, but it can become detrimental if you allow yourself to become overly cautious and conservative.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, September 21st, is the 265th day of the year. There are 101

Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

days remaining until the end of the year and 94 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Self Improvement Month,

Honey Month, Little League Month, National Piano Month,

Baby Safety Month, International Peace Day, World Gratitude

Day

Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Melvin Van Peebles, 84, playwright/director

Artis Gilmore, 68, basketball player

Jack Givens, 60, basketball player

Rick Mahorn, 58, basketball player

Cecil Fielder, 53, baseball player

Momma Dee, 53, reality star

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Lavan Davis, 49, actor

Alfonso Ribeiro, 45, actor

Lil’ Rob, 40, rapper

Nicole Richie, 35, American socialite

Greg Jennings, 33, football player

Wale, 32, singer

Dwayne Bowe, 31, football player

Florence Griffith-Joyner

Florence Griffith-Joyner

Jason Derulo, 27, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Florence Griffith Joyner, 1998, track athlete (b. 1959)

Troy Anthony Davis, 2011, death row inmate/activist (executed) (b. 1968)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1815 – Gen. Andrew Jackson honors courage of Black troops who fought in

the Battle of New Orleans.

Archie Moore

Archie Moore

1872 – John Henry Conyers of South Carolina becomes 1st black student at

Annapolis.

1897 – F.W. Leslie patents the envelope seal.

1905 – Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms.

1955 – Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title.

1966 – Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi.

1970 – “Monday Night Football” premieres on ABC – Browns 31, Jets 21.

Dream Team

Dream Team

1985 – Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight

Boxing Champion.

1991 – USA Basketball announces “Dream Team” for the 1992 Olympics.

2008 – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining

independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding

companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

HOROSCOPE

As a Virgo born on September 21st, you are no stranger to your emotions, as you are very sensitive. Your sensitivity is obvious to those closest to you, as you are very open about with them. The same cannot be said about the rest of the world, which you meet with great reserve. You have never been fond of the spotlight, instead preferring to work in the shadows unbothered. Your sensitivity also connects to your appreciation of art and beauty, which is amongst your most positive attributes.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, September 20th, the 264th day of the year. There are 102

Debi Morgan

Debbi Morgan

days remaining until the end of the year and 95 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Little League Month, Honey

Month, Self Improvement Month, Baby Safety Month,

National Punch Day

Debra Roberts

Debra Roberts

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Debbi Morgan, 60, actress (Angie-All My Children)

Deborah Roberts, 59, journalist/TV reporter

Enuka Okuma, 40, actress

Crystle Stewart, 35, model

Aldis Hodge, 30, actor

Melvin "Slappy" White

Melvin “Slappy” White

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Melvin “Slappy” White, 95, comedian (d. 1995)

Bobby Nunn, 91, singer (The Coasters) (d. 1986)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE…

1664 – Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of

Cosby Show

Cosby Show

English women & black men.

1814 – “Star Spangled Banner” published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott

Key, tune by John Stafford Smith.

1830 – 1st Negro Convention of Free Men agree to boycott slave-produced

goods.

1850 – Slave trade abolished in D.C., but slavery allowed to continue.

1939 – Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title.

Walter Payton

Walter Payton

1958 – Martin Luther King Jr. stabbed by a Black woman.

1961 – James Meredith refused access as a student in Mississippi

1973 – Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season.

1982 – NFL players begin a 57 day strike.

1984 – “Cosby Show” premieres on NBC-TV.

1987 – Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

HOROSCOPE

Being both intelligent and sensitive, there are several careers that would fit you well. You should consider careers that utilize your social skills, such as public relations, advertising or promotion. In the same light, your analytical ability would be well-suited for a career in research or education. Your creative abilities may lead you to a career in writing, which was the path of Upton Sinclair, who was also born on September 20th. If you are tempted by the acting world, look to the successes of Sophia Loren, another of your celebrity birthday twins, for inspiration.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, September 19th, the 263rd day of the year. There are 103

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

days remaining until the end of the year and 96 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Little League Month, Honey

Month, Baby Safety Month, Self Improvement Month,

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Freda Payne, 74, singer

Joe Morgan, 72, baseball player/announcer

Larry Brown, 69, football player

Nile Rodgers, 64, songwriter/producer/guitarist (Chic)

Kevin Hooks, 58, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela)

Debbye Turner, 51, Miss America (1990)

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

Katrina McClain, 51, basketball player

Soledad O’Brien, 50, journalist

Sanaa Lathan, 45, actress

Columbus Short, 33, actor

Skepta, 33, rapper

Tyreke Evans, 26, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Columbus Short

Columbus Short

Brook Benton, 85, singer (Rainy Night in Georgia) (d. 1988)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1830 – First National Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slaved-

produced goods.

1881 – Booker T. Washington opens Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named 1947 “Rookie of Year”.

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

1960 – Chubby Checkers’ “Twist” reaches #1.

1963 – Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University

in Baltimore, Maryland.

1986 – “Captain EO” with Michael Jackson premieres.

1989 – Gordon Park’s film, “The Learning Tree”, is among the first films to be

registered by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s ruling planetary influence comes from Mercury, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, the sign, you receive a generous helping of Venus’s influence as well. Mercury’s power is mirrored in your sharp mind and communication skills, while it is Venus that can be linked to your sensitivity and appreciation for art/beauty. This unique planetary combination makes you more sensitive and artistically inclined that the other Virgo Decans. You will always be able to find the beauty in all you encounter and similarly, this allows you to easily experience love for art and people. At the same time, your strong emotions can leave you quite vulnerable. It is only natural to care about how others feel about you, but you must put effort into not letting it affect you too heavily.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, September 18th, the 262nd day of the year. There are 104

Benjamin Carson

Benjamin Carson

days remaining until the end of the year and 98 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Self Improvement Month,

Baby Safety Month, Little League Month, Honey Month,

National Cheeseburger Day

Holly Robinson-Pete

Holly Robinson-Pete

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Otis Sistrunk, 70, football player

Benjamin Carson, 65, neurosurgeon

Holly Robinson-Pete, 52, actress

Ricky Bell, 49, singer (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe)

Jada Pinkett-Smith, 45, actress

Ricky Bell

Ricky Bell

Aisha Tyler, 45, actress

Towanda Braxton, 42, singer

Xzibit, 41, rapper

Angela Simons, 28, reality star

Serge Ibaka, 26, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, 111, actor (Jack Benny Show) (1977)

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Dennis Johnson, 62, basketball player (2007)

DEATHS

“Blind” Willie Johnson, 1945. blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)

Jimi Hendrix, 1970, rock guitarist (b.1943)

Jimmy Witherspoon, 1997, singer (b. 1932)

Bob Hayes, 2002, football player/track athlete (b. 1942)

Ken Norton, 2013, heavyweight boxer (b. 1943)

Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes

ON THIS DATE IN…

1850 – Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850.

1895 – Booker T. Washington delivers ‘Atlanta Compromise’ address.

1945 – 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana schools to protest integration.

1946 – Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

1948 – Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting U.N. mediator in Palestine.

1972 – 1st Black National League umpire, Art Williams.

Kimberly Aiken

Kimberly Aiken

1975 – Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured

by FBI in San Francisco.

1980 – Cosmonaut Arnoldo Tamayo, a Cuban, becomes the first Black to

travel in space.

1993 – Kimberly Clarice Aiken crowned 67th Miss America 1994.

HOROSCOPE

The Virgo’s elemental pair is Earth and in fact, you are the only zodiac sign with a fixed connection to the element. You desire stability and may even be stubborn in your attempts to obtain it. Just as Earth provides solid ground to walk on, you search for the same reliability in all aspects of life. Earth’s influence is directly linked to your practical and realistic expectations. As you continue to embrace Earth’s elemental powers, you will work positively to achieving your goals. Be wary of Earth’s negative influence, which include an excessive amount of caution and conservatism.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, September 17th, the 260th day of the year . There are 105

Bebe Winans

Bebe Winans

days remaining until the end of the year and 99 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety Month, Honey

Month, Little League Month, Self Improvement Month,

National Apple Dumpling Day, Citizenship Day,

Constitution Day

Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Orlando Cepeda, 79, baseball player

Lamonte McLemore, 77, singer (5th Dimension)

Kevin Clash, 56, voice actor

Bebe Winans, 54, gospel singer

Doug E. Fresh, 50, legendary rapper

Malik Yoba, 49, actor

Malik Yoba

Malik Yoba

Rasheed Wallace, 42, basketball player

Asa, 34, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Dred Scott, 1858,  ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, (b. 1796)

Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, 1996, jazz musician (b. 1943)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

1787 – U.S. constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention.

1849 – Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers.

1861 – First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe ,

Virginia (now Hampton University).

1920 – National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to

join American Prof Football Association.

1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500, 75% of the

victims are Black.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

1934 – RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording.

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News.

1953 – Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player.

1956 – Black students enter Clay, Ky elementary school.

1962 – Justice Dept. files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools.

1964 – The Supremes release “Baby Love”.

1983 – Vanessa Williams crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st Black to win the

crown.

HOROSCOPE

As a Virgo born on September 17th, you are characterized by your sensitive, artistic and reserved nature. While some people live for the spotlight, you cannot relate. You find much greater comfort in the background, where you can go about your business undisturbed. While your coworkers and peers may only witness your reserve, your family and friends get a much more exciting picture, as you are comfortable to share all of your private thoughts and feelings.

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