CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, October 18th, the 291st day of the year. There are 74

Joe Morton

Joe Morton

days remaining until the end of the year and 68 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, National Vegetarian Month, Seafood Month,

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, Lupus

Awareness Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, National Pizza

Month, Newspaper Carrier Day, No Beard Day, Sweetest Day

Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chuck Berry, 91, singer/guitarist

Joe Morton, 70, actor

Ntozake Shange, 69, author

Terry McMillan, 66, author

Thomas Hearns, 59, boxer

Wynton Marsalis, 56, jazz trumpeter

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Wesley Jonathan, 39, actor

Ne-Yo, 38, singer/songwriter

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jesse Mae Hemphill, 94, guitarist (d. 2006)

Calvin Lockhart, 83, actor (d. 2007)

DEATHS

Dee Dee Warwick, 2008, singer (b. 1945)

Ne Yo

Ne Yo

ON THIS DATE IN…

1775 – African-American poet Phyllis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1888 – Capital Savings Bank of Washington D.C., first bank for Blacks, is

organized.

1945 – Paul Robeson wins Spingarn Medal for singing & acting achievements.

1953 – Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times.

1955 – Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athlete.

Calvin Lockhart

Calvin Lockhart

1968 – Bob Beamon sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City.

1968 – Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 meter dash.

1968 – US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos

for giving “black power” salute as a protest during victory ceremony.

1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a

quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks.

HOROSCOPE

As a Libra born on October 18th, you are well known for your social, analytical and loyal nature. While others prefer to be alone, you thrive in a social setting. Your are excited with the prospect of finding new and clever ways to share your thoughts with friends, peers and coworkers. Your loved ones appreciate your intelligence and thoughtfulness but they probably love you most for your loyalty. As you greatly value reliability in your relationships, you put great effort to being a dependable person.

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Today is Tuesday, October 17th, the 290th day of the year. There are 75

Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

days remaining until the end of the year and 69 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, National Vegetarian Month, Lupus Awareness

Month, National Diabetes Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Eminem

Eminem

National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month, National Pizza Month,

Wear Something Gaudy Day, National Pasta Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Mae C. Jemison, 61, astronaut

Ziggy Marley, 49, reggae singer

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

Wood Harris, 48, actor

Eninem, 45, rapper

Wyclef Jean, 45, singer

Angel Parker, 37, actress

Mohambi, 31, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Howard Rollins Jr.

Howard Rollins Jr.

Howard E Rollins Jr, 67, actor (d. 1996)

DEATHS

Alberta Hunter, 1984, blues singer/composer (b. 1895)

Ralph Abernathy, 1990, civil rights leader (b. 1926)

Levi Stubbs, 2008, singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Levi Stubbs

Levi Stubbs

1787 – Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities.

1894 – Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man.

1972 – Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-ling,” is #1.

2006 – The United States population reaches 300 million.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Libra born on October 17th, your loyalty, intellect and social nature may be your most defining characteristics. You are dedicated to those you hold dear and you put great effort into being trustworthy and dependable. This may stem from the fact that you are most comfortable and engaged in a social setting. You never pass on the chance to express your unique point of view in an intelligent and clever way.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, October 16th, the 289th day of the year. There are 76

Kim Wayans

Kim Wayans

days remaining until the end of the year and 70 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, Clergy

Appreciation Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus

Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, Cookie Month, Seafood

Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, National Pizza Month,

Kordell Stewart

Kordell Stewart

National Vegetarian Month, Bosses Day, Dictionary Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Doleman, 56, football player

Kim Wayans, 55, actress

Adrian Murrell, 47, football player

Terry J. Vaughn, 47, actress

John Brown

John Brown

Kordell Stewart, 45, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Maidie Norman, 105, actress (d. 1998)

Manute Bol, 55, basketball player (d.2010)

DEATHS

George Washington Williams, 1849, 1st major black historian (b. 1891)

Tommie Smith & John Carlos

Tommie Smith & John Carlos

Art Blakey, 1990, jazz drummer (b. 1918)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1859 – John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper’s Ferry, Va.

1909 – Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.

1940 – Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. named 1st black general in regular army.

1968 – During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute.

Million Man March

Million Man March

1973 – Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta.

1987 – Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title.

1991 – Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for

life under the league’s anti-drug agreement

1995 – Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)

HOROSCOPE

As a Libra born on October 16th, your personality is dominated by your social and analytical nature. Although you are quite comfortable on your own, you would much rather prefer the company of others. In social settings your mind seems to come alive, as you provide thoughtful and clever thoughts to the group. Your friends and family are often impressed with the way you can engage them so effortlessly, but it may be your loyalty that they appreciate the most.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, October 15th, the 288th day of the year.  There are 77

Tito Jackson

Tito Jackson

days remaining until the end of the year and 71 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Cookie

Month, Seafood Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Popcorn Popping

Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, National Pizza Month, Computer Learning

Month, National Diabetes Awareness Month, National Vegetarian Month,

Eric Benet

Eric Benet

Pastoral Care Week, White Cane Safety Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tito Jackson, 64, singer (Jackson 5)

Eric Benét, 47, singer

Ginuwine, 42, singer

Keyshia Cole, 36, singer

Ginuwine

Ginuwine

Aaron Aflalo, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1883 – Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional.

1968 – Wyomia Tyus becomes the first person to win a gold medal in the 100

meters in two consecutive Olympic games.

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole

1974 – National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing.

1979 – N.Y. Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier.

1987 – NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike.

1991 – Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48).

1993 – Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F.W. de Klerk awarded

Nobel Peace Prize.

Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

1997 – N.Y. jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit

against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988.

2001 – Dr. Ruth Simmons, first African American leader of an Ivy

League institution, inaugurated as the 18th president of Brown

University.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Libra born on October 15th, you are well-known for your social, intellectual and loyal nature. Although you are comfortable alone with the workings of your mind, you take much more interest in a social setting where you can express your thoughts to an audience. Your friends and family enjoy your whit and intelligence, but they may be most appreciate of your loyalty. As you value dedication and reliability in relationships over all else, you take special care to posses these qualities.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, October 14th, the 287th day of the year. There are 78

James "Radio" Kennedy

James “Radio” Kennedy

days remaining until the end of the year and 72 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Cookie

Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, Computer

Learning Month, National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Popping Month,

Seafood Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, National Vegetarian Month,

Pastoral Care Week, Be Bald and Free Day, National Dessert Day

Karyn White

Karyn White

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Robert Parker, 87, saxophonist/singer (Barefootin’)

James Robert “Radio” Kennedy, 71, football coach

Charlie Joiner, 70, football player

Keith Byars, 54, football player

Karyn White, 52, singer

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith, 50, sports journalist

P J Brown, 48, basketball player

Jim Jackson, 47, basketball player

Usher, 39, singer

Wesley Matthews, 30, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Usher

Usher

Big Moe,, 2007, rapper (b. 1974)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1834 – First black to obtain a U.S. patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter.

1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title.

1958 – The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black

Americans as members.

Big Moe

Big Moe

1968 – Jimmy  Hines runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec.

1973 – Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A’s in World Series game 2.

1976 – Chris Chambliss’ 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant

#30.

1982 – President Reagan proclaims war against drugs.

HOROSCOPE 

As a Libra born on October 14th, you’re a social, analytical, and loyal individual. There are few settings more appealing to you than a social one. You use your sharp mind to present your thoughts in an interesting and engaging way. While your friends and family appreciate your intellect and charm, they may appreciate your loyalty even more. In all your close relationships, you are devoted and reliable, as these are qualities you feel everyone should possess.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, October 13th, the 286th day of the year. There are 79

Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar

days remaining until the end of the year and 73 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Lupus Awareness Month, Cookie Month,

National Diabetes Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Computer

Learning Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian

Month, Fire Prevention Week, International Skeptics Day

Demond Wilson

Demond Wilson

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Shirley Caesar, 79, gospel singer

Pharoah Sanders, 77, saxophonist

Demond Wilson, 71, actor (Sanford & Son)

Beverly Johnson, 65, model

Derek Harper, 56, basketball player

Doc Rivers, 56, basketball coach

Doc Rivers

Doc Rivers

Jerry Rice, 55, football player

Cherelle, 52, singer

Tisha Campbell-Martin, 49, actress

Brian Dawkins, 44, football player

Paul Pierce, 40, basketball player

DJ Paul, 40, rapper

Ashanti, 37, singer

Ashanti

Ashanti

David Heye, 37, boxer

Norris Cole, 29, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Arna Botemps, 115, poet (d. 1973)

Art Tatum, 107, jazz pianist/composer

Nipsey Russell, 97, comedian

Jesse Leroy Brown, 91, 1st Black naval aviator

Garrett A. Morgan

Garrett A. Morgan

DEATHS

Clarence Muse, 1979, actor (Sam-Casablanca) (b. 1889)

Vivian Malone Jones, 2005, civil rights activist (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1914 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask.

1979 – Angela Davis arrested in NYC.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Libra born on October 13th, you are characterized by your analytical and social nature. While others may prefer to be on their own, you are most comfortable in the group setting. You take any chance to interact with new and interesting people, finding great enjoyment in situations where you can share your clever observations and thoughts. In addition to being social, you are also very loyal, committing strongly to close relationships.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, October 12th, the 285th day of the year. There are 80

Sam Moore

Sam Moore

days remaining until the end of the year and 74 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a  Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Cookie Month,

National Diabetes Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Computer Learning Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Pizza

Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month,

Seafood Month, Emergency Nurses Day, National Gumbo Day, Take Your

Teddy Bear to Work Day!

Erica Dixon

Erica Dixon

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sam Moore, 82, singer (Sam & Dave)

Leon Lett, 49, football player

Charlie Ward, 47, basketball player

Marion Jones, 42, track and field

Jay “Young Jeezy” Jenkins, 40, rapper

Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy

Erica Dixon, 34, reality star

Marcus T. Paulk, 31, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Dorie Miller, 98, war hero (1943)

Dick Gregory, 85, comedian/political activist

William Raspberry, 82, columnist (d. 2012)

Melvin Franklin, 75, singer (Temptations) (d. 1995)

DEATHS

Melvin Franklin

Melvin Franklin

Wilt Chamberlain, 1999, basketball legend (b. 1936)

C. Delores Tucker, 2005, politician/civil rights activist (b. 1927)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1925 – Xavier University, America’s only Black Catholic college, is founded

in New Orleans.

1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding

& Mitch Mitchell.

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

1977 – US Supreme Court heard arguments in “reverse discrimination” case of

Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med

School.

1980 – “Your Arm’s Too Short to Box” closes at Ambassador NYC after 149

performances.

1989 – Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players.

1992 – Washington’s Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception.

HOROSCOPE

As a Libra born on October 12th, your selfless and considerate nature may be your strongest qualities. As a naturally social person, you take great enjoyment from helping others, which is supported by a natural ability to easily spot when someone is in need. Your friends and family always seem to come to you with their problems, as they know you will be very patient and non-judgmental with them. These qualities make it no surprise that your loved ones describe you as a perfect friend.

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Today is Wednesday, October 11th, the 283rd day of the year. There are 82

Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall

days remaining until the end of the year and 75 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, National Diabetes Month, Cookie Month,

Lupus Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, National

Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

Month, Seafood Month, American Pharmacist Month, Customer

Service Week, Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day, It’s My Party Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Daryl Hall, 69, singer/songwriter (Hall & Oates)

Andrew Woolfolk, 67, musician (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Prince

Prince

Lennie James, 52, actor

Desmond Mason, 40, basketball player

Terrell Suggs, 35, football player

Mike Conley, Jr., 30, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Art Blakey, 98, drummer (d. 1990)

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1864 – Slavery abolished in Maryland.

1887 – Granville T. Woods patents telephone system and apparatus.

1887 – Alexander Miles patents elevator.

1939 – NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund.

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

1964 – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

1969 – Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3.

1981 – LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yds)

1981 – Unknown singer, Prince opens for Rolling Stones at L.A. Coliseum

1984 – August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” premieres in New York

City.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

1991 – Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

1992 – Deion Saunders plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

in the same day.

1995 – O. J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline.

1997 – Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games).

HOROSCOPE

Being a Libra born on October 11th, your personality is defined by your thoughtfulness and seriousness. While you do have a notable sense of humor, you take you do not take life lightly and are driven to accomplish your goals. Although motivated, you are far from selfish and will take any chance to help out a fellow human being. Your friends and family often marvel at your ability to let the needs of others outweigh your own. You would be surprised to find that many consider you to be the perfect friend.

 

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Today is Tuesday, October 10th,  the 283rd day of the year. There are 82

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen

days remaining until the end of the year and 76 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, Lupus Awareness Month, Cookie Month,

National Diabetes Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, Seafood Month, National Pizza Month,

National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Customer

Service Week, National Angel Food Cake Day, International Newspaper Carriers Day!

Mya Harrison

Mya Harrison

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ben Vereen, 71, actor/dancer

Gus Williams, 64, basketball player

Derrick McKey, 51, basketball player

Yinka Dare, 45, basketball player

John Mobley, 44, football player

Mya Harrison, 38, singer

Cupid

Cupid

Cupid, 35, singer

Andrew McCutchen, 31, baseball player

Geno Smith, 27, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Frederick Douglas Patterson, 116, founder United Negro College Fund (d. 1988)

Theolonius Monk, 100, jazz musician (d. 1982)

Oscar Brown Jr, 90, songwriter (d. 2005)

Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

DEATHS

Ralph H Metcalfe, 1978, politician (b. 1910)

William “Buckwheat” Thomas, 1980, actor (Little Rascal) (b. 1931)

Redd Foxx, 1991, comedian (b. 1923)

Eddie Futch, 2001, boxing trainer (b. 1911)

Solomon Burke, 2010, singer (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale

1899 – Isaac R. Johnson patents bicycle frame.

1935 – George Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” opens on Broadway.

1965 – The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 – The Black Panther Party emerges in Oakland, Calif. led by Huey

Newton & Bobby Seale.

1968 – Lee Evans sets 400 meter record at 43.86 sec.

1994 – NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor’s #56.

HOROSCOPE

As a Libra born on October 10th, your considerate and selfless nature define you. You love to be in social situations and have the natural ability to understand when others could use some help. In true selfless fashion, you will often put the needs of loved ones ahead of your own. Your friends and family greatly appreciate this fact, just as they appreciate the fact that you can always help them in a patient and non-judgmental way.

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Today is Monday, October 9th, the 282nd day of the year. There are 83

Nona Hendryx

Nona Hendryx

days remaining until the end of the year and 77 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, National Diabetes Month, Cookie Month,

Lupus Awareness Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer

Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National

Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, Seafood Month,

National Popcorn Popping Month, Customer Service Week,

Mike Singletary

Mike Singletary

Fire Prevention Day, Moldy Cheese Day, Columbus Day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Nona Hendryx, 73, singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)

Mike Singletary, 58, football player

Wanz, 55, singer

Steve R. McQueen, 47, director

Kenny Anderson, 47, basketball player

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Juan Dixon, 39, basketball player

LeCrae Moore, 37, rapper

Darius Miles, 36, basketball player

Starling Marte, 24, baseball player

Tyler James Williams, 24, actor

Lil’ Durk, 24, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Thalmus Rasulala

Thalmus Rasulala

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 194, 1st black U.S. newspaper publisher (d. 1893)

O.V. Wright, 77, singer (d. 1980)

DEATHS

Benjamin Banneker, 1806, astronomer/mathematician (b.. 1732)

Thalmus Rasulala, 1991, actor (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1869 – Morgan State College opened.

Art Shell

Art Shell

1888 – O.B. Clare patents trestle.

1926 – NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms.

1969 – Supremes release “Someday We’ll Be Together”.

1974 – Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians).

1974 – Race riot in Boston due to “bussing”.

1989 – 1st NFL game coached by a black man, Art Shell, his LA Raiders beat

NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football.

1991 – Pres. Bush declares “total confidence” in nominee Clarence Thomas.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Libra born on October 9th, your are well-known for a serious, thoughtful and selfless demeanor. You genuinely enjoy helping others and often find yourself taking any opportunity to assist others. You are great at providing a patient and non-judgmental ear for friends and loved ones, allowing them to sort through their problems in a comfortable setting. These qualities make you a highly valued friend, especially when it is obvious that you are putting the needs of others above your own.

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