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Today is Wednesday. March 18th,  the 78th day of the year. There are 288

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Irish American Heritage Month,

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

National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s

History Month, Social Workers Month, Goddess of Fertility Day,

Supreme Sacrifice Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charley Pride, 82, country singer

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Melvin Gentry, 63, vocalist/guitarist (Midnight Star)

Irene Cara, 61, actress/singer

Vanessa L Williams, 57, actress/singer (1st African American Miss America)

Andre Rison, 53, football player

Queen Latifah, 50, rapper/singer/actress

Vonzell Solomon, 37, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

William H. Johnson, 119, Harlem Renaissance artist (d. 1970)

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett

Fred Shuttlesworth, 98, civil rights activist (d. 2011)

Wilson Pickett, 79, singer (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Robin Harris, 1990, comedian/actor (b. 1954)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – The Phoenix Society, a literary and educational group founded by

Blacks in New York City.

Robin Harris

Robin Harris

1877 – President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of

Washington, D.C.

1895 – 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia.

1942 – 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout

with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out.

1947 – Louis Lautier becomes the first Black congressional newsman.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

1982 – Singer Teddy Pendergrass’ spinal cord severed in a car accident.

1985 – Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle.

1991 – Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.

1991 – Philadelphia ’76ers retire Wilt Chamberlain’s #13 jersey.

1992 – Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

1995 – Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 18th, your personality is defined by an experimental and passionate nature. While there are plenty of people who shy away from new experiences or situations, you are not among them. You have a truly adventurous spirit that will allow you to try anything once. As a result of your varied interests, you have gone through numerous phases of self expression. You take to all of life’s matters with intensity and passion. This is especially true when your loved ones are concerned, as you will wholeheartedly dedicate your times and efforts to your friends and family.

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