CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 2nd, the 61st day of the year. There are 304

Suzette Charles

Suzette Charles

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Irish American Month,

Music In Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, National

Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s

History Month, Red Cross Month, Social Worker’s Month,

Old Stuff Day

Method Man

Method Man

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

William Simmons, 66, sax/keyboardist (Midnight Star)

Suzette Charles, 56, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)

Ron Gant, 54, baseball player

Method Man, 48, rapper

Reggie Bush, 34, football player

Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Hank Ballard, 2003, singer (b. 1927)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1807 – Congress declares the importation of slaves into the U.S. illegal.

1865 – Freedman’s Bureau founded for Black Education.

Hank Ballard

Hank Ballard

1867 – Congress enacts charter to establish Howard University.

1867 – 1st Reconstruction act passed by U.S. Congress.

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game.

1974 – Grand jury concludes Pres. Nixon is involved in Watergate

cover-up.

1976 – “Bubbling Brown Sugar” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766

performances.

Jody Watley

Jody Watley

1978 – 1st broadcast of “Dallas” on CBS TV.

1988 – 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley

2004 – Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum

concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.

2014 – 86th Academy Awards: “12 Years a Slave,” Matthew

McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 2nd, your self-sacrificing and sensitive nature are amongst your most defining qualities. While others keep their own interests at heart, there is little you would not do to help a person in need. Whether it is family, friends or a complete stranger, you will make the necessary sacrifices to insure their well-being. Even more impressive, is the fact that you do not wish for anything in return for your efforts. Your family and friends have always marveled at your selflessness and sensitivity.

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