CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 4th, the 94th day of the year.  There are 271

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America

Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National Poetry Month,

National pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Library Week, Hug a Newsman Day, School

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Librarian Day, Tell a Lie Day


Hugh Masekela, 79, trumpeter/singer

Ernie Terrell, 79, boxer

Phil Morris, 58, actor

Kristen Clark

Kristen Clark

Allan Houston, 47, basketball player

Jill Scott, 46, singer

Currensy, 36, rapper

Ben Gordon, 34, basketball player

Kristen Clark, 33, Willie Clark’s daughter


Muddy Waters, 103, blues singer (d. 1983)

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Maya Angelou, 90, author/poet (d. 2014)

Major Lance, 79, singer


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968, civil right s leader (b. 1929)

Adam Clayton Powell Jr., 1972, politician (b. 1908)


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1818 – The U.S. Congress adopts the flag of the United States with

thirteen red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

1841 – William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first

President of the United States to die in office with the shortest term


1850 – Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

1859 – Bryant’s Minstrels debut “Dixie” in New York City in the

finally of a blackface minstrel show.

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

1949 – 12 nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating NATO.

1967 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time

To Break Silence” speech in New York City.

1968 – Martin Luther King  Jr. is assassinated while standing on the

balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

1973 – The World Trade Center in New York  is officially dedicated.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1974 – Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record by hitting his


1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and

Paul Allen.

1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last NBA game in Seattle.


Your determination and strong mind will give you many career opportunities to explore, although choosing one may be easier said than done. Your creative talents may take you into fields of expression, such as writing or art. On the other hand, your competitive and determined qualities could lead you to business, law, advertising or public relations. If the world of entertainment is alluring, you may do well in journalism, media or film, which was the case for Robert Downey Jr., who was also born on April 4th. You may take a unique or non-traditional route, possibly to entertain others, much like David Blaine, another of your celebrity birthday twins.


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