CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, February 26th, the 57th day of the year. There are 309

Fats Domino
Fats Domino

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Children’s Dental Health Month, National Cherry Month,

National Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month,

Carnival Day

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu


Bill Duke, 81, actor/director

Bobby “Bingo” Smith, 78, basketball player

Rolando Blackman, 65, basketball player

Erykah Badu, 53, singer

Marshall Faulk, 51, Hall of Fame football player

Godfrey Cambridge
Godfrey Cambridge

Corinne Bailey Rae, 44, singer


“Fats” Domino, 96, singer/pianist

Godfrey Cambridge, 92, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem) (d. 1976)


Wyatt Outlaw, 1879, leader of Union League in N.C. (b. 1820)

Jimmie Lee Jackson, 1965, civil rights activist (b. 1938)

Buddy Miles, 2008, drummer (b. 1947)

Tina Turner
Tina Turner

Norm Van Lier, 2009, basketball player/broadcaster (b. 1947)

Frank Reed, 2014, singer (b. 1955)


1926 – Carter G. Woodson announced “Negro History Week”.

1926 – Theodore “Georgia Deacon” Flowers becomes first Black middleweight

boxing champion.

1962 – U.S. Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation.

1983 – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks.


1984 – Rev. Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC “Hymietown”.

1985 – 27th Grammy Awards: What’s Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins.

1997 – 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn

Rimes wins.

1998 – Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by

Texas cattlemen.


Being a Pisces born on February 26th, your personality is defined by an intuitive, selfless and imaginative nature. You have the innate ability to sense the emotions of those around you. There have been numerous times that you simply “know” how someone is feeling, regardless if they attempt to hide their inner workings. You use your emotional understanding to be a supportive and compassionate friend. Your loved ones would be the first to admit your selfless nature, as there have been many times when you made sacrifices for their well being. In all matters of life you display an active and creative imagination, which you use to find the best in people and situations.