CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, March 15th, the 74th day of the year. There are 291

Sly Stone

Sly Stone

days remaining until the end of the year.  In the Roman calendar, March 15

was known as the Ides of March.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Irish American Heritage Month,

Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Red Cross Month,

National Peanut Month, National Women’s History Month, Social

Workers Month, National Nutrition Month, Incredible Kid Day,

Everything You Think is Wrong Day, Dumbstruck Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin

Sly Stone, 76, singer (Sly & the Family Stone)

Bobby Bond, 74, baseball player (father of Barry)

Howard Scott, 74, guitarist/singer (War)

Rockwell, 56, singer (Somebody’s Watching Me)

Mike Tomlin, 48, football coach

Will I Am, 45, singer

Young Buck, 39, rapper

Jabari Parker, 25, basketball player

Will.I.Am

Will.I.Am

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lightnin’ [Sam] Hopkins, 108, blues singer

DEATHS

Nate Dogg, 2011, rapper (b. 1969)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1827 – Freedom’s Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes.

1933 – NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination.

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson

1947 – John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in U.S. Navy.

1958 – Oscar Robertson of Cincinatti scores a NCAA midwest

region-record 56 pts.

1958 – Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff

game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled

1964 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson asks for a War on Poverty.

1965 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson asks congress to ensure everybody’s right

to vote.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton

1966 – Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

1968 – LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world”.

1988 – Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop.

1991 – 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King.

1994 – 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win.

HOROSCOPE

As a Pisces born on March 15th, your passion and open mindedness define you. In all matters of life, you bring intensity and passion. This explains why you will devote an endless amount of time and effort into anything that you feel are worthwhile, especially family/loved ones. While others prefer to stick to the familiar, you spend a lot of time experimenting. Since you are willing to try anything at least once, you have amassed a wide variety of interests.

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