CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 2nd, the 92nd day of the year.  There are 273

days remaining until the end of the year.

Gregory Abbott

Gregory Abbott

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan

Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month,

Library Week, Children’s Book Day, National Peanut Butter and

Jelly Day, Reconciliation Day

Traci Braxton

Traci Braxton


Gregory Abbott, 65, singer

Larry Drew, 61, basketball player/coach

Willie Green, 53, football player

Traci Braxton, 47, reality TV star

Deon Richmond, 41, actor

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Yung Joc, 36, singer

Mike Johnson, 32, football player

Roscoe Dash, 29, rapper


Booker Little, 81, trumpeter (d. 1961)

Marvin Gaye, 80, singer (d. 1984)

Rodney King

Rodney King

Rodney King, 54, police brutality victim (d. 2012)


Edwin Star, 2003, singer (b. 1942)


1513 – Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce De


1877 – The first Easter egg roll held on White House lawn.

1902 – The first motion picture theater opens in L.A.

Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr

1956 – As The World Turns and The Edge of  Night premiere

on CBS-TV.

1969 – The Milwaukee Bucks sign Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-


1986 – Alabama Governor George Wallace announces that he

will not seek a 5th term in office and that he was retiring from

public life.

John Thompson

John Thompson

1984 – John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the

first Black head coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament.

1987 – Pitcher, Dwight “Doc” Gooden enters drug rehab for

cocaine addiction.

2005 – James Stewart Jr. becomes the first African American

to win a major motor sports event.


Your sign’s paired element is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with the element of all the zodiac signs. Your special relationship with fire gives you the initiating and self-starting qualities of a spontaneous flame. Additionally, it is the influence of fire that can be credited with the burning passion that is so heavily intertwined with your being. As you embrace fire’s positive qualities, your passion will burn with even greater fortitude. However, you should be weary of the impatience that plagues all fire zodiac signs.

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