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Today is Wednesday, August 24th, the 237th day of the yea. There are 129

Jeffrey Daniel

Jeffrey Daniel

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, Be Kind to Humankind Week,

Vesuvius Day

Pebbles

Pebbles

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ernest Wright Jr, 75, singer (The Imperials)

Marshall Thompson, 74, singer (The Chi-Lites)

Joe Chambers, 74, guitarist/singer (Chambers Brothers)

Molly Duncan, 71, saxophonist (Average White Band)

Jeffrey Daniel, 59, singer/dancer (Shalamar)

Pebbles, 52, singer

Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller, 51, basketball player (Hall of Fame inductee)

James Toney, 48, boxer

Karrine Steffans, 38, author

Michael Redd, 37, basketball player

Charlie Villanueva, 32, basketball player

Karrine Steffans

Karrine Steffans

Arian Foster, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Althea Gibson, 89, tennis legend (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Jan E. Matzeliger, 1889, inventor (b. 1852)

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin, 1987,civil rights activist (b. 1910)

ON THIS DATE…

1950 – Edith Simpson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United

Nations.

1981 – American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel.

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice

1992 – Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category

5 hurricane.

2006 – After signing a one-day contract with the San Fransisco 49ers, Jerry

Rice officially retires from the NFL.

HOROSCOPE

As a great communicator and caring person, you will have no problem finding a career path in which you can be successful. Your compassion and kindness, may be well-served in people-based careers, such as teaching or counseling. Similarly, your attention to detail and organizational skills would make a career in finance, research or finance a viable option as well. If you are more artistically inclined, the world of entertainment may be very appealing. The entertaining acting styles of Dave Chappelle and Rupert Grint, who were also born on August 24th, should serve as encouragement.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, August 23rd, the 235th day of the year. There are 130

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

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 Friendship Week,

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade

and Its Abolition, Ride the Wind Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Rudy Lewis, 80, singer (Drifters)

Rayfield Wright, 71, football player

Cortez Kennedy, 48, football player

Hugh Douglas, 45, football player

Bone Crusher, 44, rapper

Dave Chappelle, 43, comedian

Kobe Bryant, 38, basketball player

Brock Peters

Brock Peters

Darren Collison, 28, basketball player

Seth Curry, 25, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Bobby Bonds, 2003, baseball player/manager (b. 1946)

Brock Peters, 2005, actor/producer (b. 1927)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

 1796 – African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated.

1900 – National Negro Business League organized in Boston by Booker

T. Washington.

1926 – Dr. Carter G. Woodson inaugurates Negro History Week.

1987 – The American male basketball team lost the gold medal to Brazilian

team at the Pan American games in Indianapolis. The final score was

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

120–115 and triggered changes in this sport basis in USA, resulting in the

“Dream Team”.

1988 – Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in streets of Harlem.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becomes a

category 5 hurricane.

HOROSCOPE

The Virgo’s planetary ruler is Mercury, but as you were born in the first Decan , or part, of the sign, you receive twice as much of Mercury’s influence. Mercury’s influence can be witnessed in your quick mind and effective communication skills. When paired with your practicality, you develop a great attention for detail. You never fail to work tirelessly at tasks that you find the value in, which gives you the potential to be loyal and dependable. You may be so practical at times that you try to suppress your generosity, but in your closest relationships you may have the opposite problem and become too considerate. Take care to find balance in your generosity and happiness will follow.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, August 22nd, the 235th day of the year. There are 131

Beenie Man

Beenie Man

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 Friendship Week,

National Tooth Fairy Day, Be An Angel Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker

Vernon Reid, 58, musician (Living Colour)

Stevie Ray, 57, wrestler

James Debarge, 54, singer/keyboardist (Debarge)

Terry Catledge, 53, basketball player

Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, 49, actor

Beenie Man, 43, rapper

Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton

Charles C Smith, 41, basketball player

Randall Cobb, 26, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

John Lee Hooker, 99, singer/guitarist (d. 2001)

Chuck Brown, 80, singer/guitarist (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Huey P. Newton, 1989, co-founder of the Black Panther Party (b. 1942)

Nicholas Ashford

Nicholas Ashford

Nick Ashford, 2011, singer/songwriter (Ashford & Simpson) (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion commences just after midnight in

Southampton County, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50

whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation

for the uprising.

Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown

1843 – Henry Highland Garnett calls for a general slave strike.

1950 – Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.

1951 – Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052.

1957 – Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title.

1964 – Supreme’s “Where Did Our Love Go” reaches #1

1969 – Gloria O. Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America.

The Supremes

The Supremes

1979 – 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young.

1984 – Evelyn Ashford ties world women’s mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec

1994 – DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman.

1996 – Pres. Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in U.S.

welfare policy.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is your sign’s paired element and as a Leo, you are the only zodiac sign with a cardinal relationship to the element. Fire’s influence is obvious when your passion and enthusiasm emerge. Whenever confronted with a challenge, no matter how great, your flame burns with fortitude as you reach your goals. These qualities of fire should be highly valued, but you should be aware of the dangers of impatience and impulsiveness that are amongst fire’s negative qualities.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, August 21st, the 234th day of the year . There are 132

Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

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 Friendship Week,

Senior Citizen’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Clarence Williams, III

Clarence Williams, III

Melvin Van Peebles, 84, actor/director

Clarence Williams III, 77, actor

Loretta Devine, 67, actress and singer

Archie Griffin, 62, football player

B.J. Upton, 32, baseball player

Usain Bolt, 30, sprinter

Jody Meeks, 29, basketball player

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Count Basie, 112, pianist/composer/bandleader (d. 1984)

Wilt Chamberlain, 80, basketball legend (d. 1999)

DEATHS

George Jackson, 1971, activist (b. 1941)

Count Basie

Count Basie

ON THIS DATE IN…

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.

1927 – The 4th Pan-African Congress meets in New York City.

1961 – Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by

The Marvellettes.

1968 – James Anderson, Jr., posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

to be awarded to an African American U. S. marine.

1989 – The Atlanta NAACP office is tear gassed.

2000 – Tiger Woods wins golf’s PGA Championship to become the first golfer

since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par

record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s paired element is fire and as a Leo, you have the most cardinal connection with the element. As if powered by a strong flame, passion and enthusiasm seems to burn inside you whenever you are confronted with a challenge or new task. Your flame never falters, as it drives you to accomplish your goals, even in the face of great adversity. The positive qualities of fire are numerous, but be weary of fire’s negative qualities, which include impatience and impulsiveness.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, August 20th, the 232nd day of the year. There are 133

Don King

Don King

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 Friendship Week,

World Mosquito Day, National Radio Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Al Roker

Al Roker

Don King, 85, boxing promoter

J. J. Malone, 81, singer (It’s A Shame)

Al Roker, 62, journalist

Quinn Buckner, 62, basketball player/sportscaster

KRS-One, 51, rapper/producer

Jamil Walker Smith, 34, actor

Mark Washington, 31, football player

William H. Gray, III

William H. Gray, III

Jerryd Bayless, 28, basketball player

Kirko Bangz, 27, rapper

Cory Joseph, 25, basketball player

Alex Newell, 24, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

William H. Gray, 75, politician (d. 2013)

Isaac Hayes, 74, singer/songwriter/actor (d. 2008)

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Big Moe, 42, rapper (d. 2007)

DEATHS

Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 2008, lawyer/politician (b. 1949)

Gene Upshaw, 2008, football player (b. 1945)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1619 – 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown, Virginia.

1830 – The First national Negro Convention is held in Philadelphia with

Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden

Richard Allen as chairman.

1939 – 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc.).

1964 – President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-

poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion.

1974 – Gerald Ford assumes office of President after Richard Nixon’s

resignation.

1985 – Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th

consecutive win.

1993 – Dr. David Satcher named director of the Center for Disease Control.

HOROSCOPE

You have naturally put yourself on a path to success, but it may be difficult to choose a specific career path. Your personality and determination are perfect for the business world, where people would appreciate your straight-shooting ways. Likewise, your social capabilities would make a career in politics or public relations a good fit. If the entertainment world is more appealing, look to more artistic pursuits to find fulfillment. Look to the revolutionary career of singer Robert Plant or the acting of Demi Lvato, who were both also born on August 20th, for encouragement.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, August 19th, the 232nd day of the year. There are 134

Charles Bolden

Charles Bolden

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Golf Month,

National Picnic Month, National Catfish Month,  Romance

Awareness Month, Peach Month, National Friendship Week,

World Humanitarian Day, National Aviation Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Bolden, 70, general/astronaut

Pres. Bill Clinton

Pres. Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton, 70, 42nd President of the United States

Ricky Pierce, 57, basketball player

Fat Joe, 46, rapper

Romeo Miller, 27, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

William Marshall, 92, actor (Blacula) (d. 2003)

Nate Dogg, 47, rapper (d. 2011)

Romeo Miller

Romeo Miller

DEATHS

Blind Willie McTell, 1959, singer/guitarist (b. 1901)

Lorenzo Tucker, 1986, actor (b. 1907)

Betty Everett, 2001, singer (b. 1939)

ON THIS DATE IN…

 1791 – Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac.

Betty Everett

Betty Everett

1791 – Benjamin Banneker writes a letter to the Secretary of State Thomas

Jefferson using language from the ‘United States Declaration of Independence’

to criticize Jefferson’s pro-slavery stance and to request justice for African

Americans.

1884 – M.C. Harvey patented the lantern.

1954 – Ralph J. Bunche named undersecretary of the United Nations.

1963 – NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.

Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg

1982 – Renaldo Nehemiah sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec.

1991 – Black groups target Hasidic Jews on the streets of Crown Heights in New

York, N.Y. for three days, after two black children were hit by a car driven by

a Hasidic man.

1995 – Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds.

HOROSCOPE

The Sun is your sign’s planetary ruler, but because you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive some influence from Mars. If the Sun could be considered responsible for your creativity and willpower, it would be Mars that is responsible for your assertiveness and dynamism. You are the most highly motivated of all the Leo Decans, which explains why you are among the most well geared towards success. Seeing as blind ambition can lead to an aggressive nature, make sure to meet your goals with positivity and focus. As long as you give yourself time to enjoy the less serious side of life as well, you will remain on a path towards success.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, August 18th, the 231st day of the year. There are 135

Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson

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, Friendship Week, Bad Poetry Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Rafer Johnson, 81, decathlete/actor

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Matt Snell, 75, football player

Sarah Dash, 73, singer (Labelle)

Nona Hendryx, 71, singer (LaBelle)

Barbara Harris, 71, singer (The Toys)

Joseph Marcell, 68, actor

Greg Pruitt, 65, football player

Fat Lever, 56, basketball player

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Kenny Walker, 52, basketball player

Brian Mitchell, 48, football player

Isaac Austin, 47, basketball player

Everlast, 47, songwriter

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 46, actor

Jada Pinkett-Smith, 45, actress

Bart Scott, 36, football player

Town of Eatonville

Town of Eatonville

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1859 – Harriett Willson’s “Our Nig” is the first novel published

by a Black writer.

1887 – The Town of Eatonville, Fl. is founded, the oldest Black

James Meredith

James Meredith

incorporated township in America.

1954 – James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a U.S. cabinet meeting.

1958 – Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.

1963 – James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the

University of Mississippi.

1969 – Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsies

as the final act.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

1971 – Gov. George Wallace orders two Ala. state school boards to ignore

federal desegregation order.

1973 – Hank Aaron’s record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record.

1981 – Running back, Herschel Walker, of University of Georgia, takes out a

Lloyd’s of London insurance policy for $1 million.

1987 – Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from the NFL.

HOROSCOPE

Your paired element is fire, and as a Leo, you have the most cardinal relationship with the element of all the zodiac signs. Fire’s influence connects directly to the passion and energy that burns whenever you confront a new task or challenge. Likewise, in times of great adversity, your flame only becomes stronger. Embracing these qualities of fire can become one of your greatest strengths, but be aware of fire’s negative qualities, which include impatience and impulsiveness.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, August 17th, the 230th day of the year. There are 136

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay

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, Friendship Week, National

Thrift Shop Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Dee Brown, 32,basketball player

Rudy Gay, 30, basketball player

Tyrus Thomas, 30, basketball player

Lil’ B, 27, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

Alexander Grimke, 167, activist

Marcus Garvey, 129, journalist/activist ( founded Black Star Line) (d. 1940)

Luther Allison, 77, singer/guitarist (d. 1997)

DEATHS

Paul Williams, 1973, singer/choreographer (The Temptations) (b. 1939)

Pearl Bailey, 1990, actress/singer (b. 1918)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

ON THIS DATE IN…

1959 –  Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential

best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.

1966 – Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time home run list.

1972 – Andrew Young is elected to Congress.

1973 – Willie Mays hits 660th & last home run off Don Gullett of Cincinnati.

Andrew Young

Andrew Young

1998 – Pres. Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical

relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits

before the nation that he “misled people” about the relationship.

1987 – Muhammad Ali elected to “Ring” magazine’s Boxing Hall of Fame.

HOROSCOPE

As a Leo born on August 17th, you are well known for being ambitious, straightforward and active. While you notice others are content in their current position, you are always looking to the next level of success. You are goal-oriented and will put in whatever work that is necessary to reach the top. Your friends admire these qualities, but are sometimes frustrated by your blunt nature. Although you never intend to offend others with your honesty, you have no desire to mask the truth in any aspect of life.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, August 16th, the 229th day of the year.  There are 137

Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun

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

Tell A Joke Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Wyatt Tee Walker, 87, pastor/activist

James "J.T." Taylor

James “J.T.” Taylor

Trevor McDonald, 76,  journalist

Carol Mosely Braun, 69, politician

James Taylor, 63, singer (Kool & The Gang)

Reginald Veljohnson, 63, actor

Madonna, 58, singer/actress

Angela Bassett, 58, singer/producer

Madonna

Madonna

Willie Jackson, 45, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Louis Lomax, 94, author (d. 1970)

DEATHS

Robert Johnson, 1938, singer/guitarist (b. 1911)

Robert “Robby” Debarge, 1995, musician (b. 1959)

Max Roach, 2007, drummer/songwriter (b. 1924)

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

ON THIS DATE IN…

1954 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.

1961 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. protests for black voting right in Miami.

1970 – Federal warrant issued for Angela Davis.

1988 – Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29).

1989 – Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich.

HOROSCOPE

Picking a specific career path is always a challenge, but your personality makes multiple careers open for success. You are a natural determined leader, so a career in business would bring you excitement. If you find a worthwhile cause, you may find a career in the non-profit sector rewarding. The world of entertainment may also appeal to you. If this is the case, the let the groundbreaking careers of Madonna and Steve Carell, who were both born on August 16th, serve as inspiration.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, 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, 78, politician

Frederick Knight, 72, singer

Billy Griffin, 66, singer (The Miracles)

Bobby Caldwell, 65, singer/songwriter

Rondell Sheridan, 57, actor

Yancey Thigpen, 47, football player

Bobby Byrd

Bobby Byrd

Anthony Anderson, 46, actor

Quinton Aaron, 31, actor

Nipsey Hustle, 30, rapper

Andrea Lewis, 30, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Oscar Peterson, 91, pianist/composer (d. 2007)

Bill Pinkney, 91, singer (The Drifters) (d. 2007)

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

Bobby Byrd, 82, singer (The Famous Flames) (d. 2007)

Gene Upshaw, 71, 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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