CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, February 28th,  the 59th day of the year. There are 306

Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES American Heart Month,

Black History Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month,

National Cherry Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month, Floral Design Day,

Public Sleeping Day, National Tooth Fairy Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ickey Woods

Ickey Woods

Barbara Acklin, 76, singer (Love Makes a Woman),

Adrian Dantley, 64, basketball player

Ainsley Harriott, 62, celebrity chef

Rae Dawn Chong, 57, actress

Vincent Askew, 53, basketball player

Ickey Woods, 53, football player

Tasha Smith, 48, actress

Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith

Jamaal Tinsley, 41, basketball player

Torrei Hart, 41, reality star

Tayshaun Prince, 39, basketball player

Fefe Dobson, 34, singer

Karissa Tynes, 32, actress

Aroldis Chapman, 31, baseball player

BigBStatz, 29, web video star

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Charles “Bubba” Smith, 74, football player/actor (d. 2011)

DEATHS

Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, 1977, comedian (Jack Benny Show) (b. 1906)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1708 – Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die.

1778 – Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

1859 – Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery.

1940 – U.S. population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%)).

1942 – Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit.

1943 – “Porgy & Bess” opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan.

1967 – Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal.

1976 – 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins.

1981 – Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws.

1984 – 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys.

Ciarra

Ciarra

1989 – Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers

becomes public

2001 – 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny’s

Child & Jay-Z win.

2005 – 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on February 28th, you are well known for an intuitive and selfless personality. While others struggle to understand the inner workings of others, you do not have this problem. It often seems like you just “know” when someone is upset or troubled. Your gifts of emotional understanding allow you to know exactly how to support and help others. Your loved ones would be the first to attest to your selfless nature, as they can recall a long list of times that you made great sacrifices for their well being.

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