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Today is Friday, March 20th,  the 80th day of the year . There are 286

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

days remaining until the end of the year.  The first day of Spring!

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, International Earth Day,

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, Proposal Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Willie Brown, 86, politician

Spike Lee, 63, film director

Vanessa Bell Calloway, 63, actress

Rickey Jackson, 62, football player

Mookie Blaylock, 53, basketball player

Mannie Fresh, 50, music producer

Toure, 49, TV show host

Bianca Lawson, 41, actress

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height

Daniel Dormier, 41, MMA fighter

Freema Agyeman, 41, actress

Jamal Crawford, 40, basketball player

Toby Love, 35, singer

Sloane Stephens, 27, tennis player

Zonnique Pullins, 24, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

The O'Jays

The O’Jays

Marian Fleming Poe, 1974, activist (b. 1891)

George Howard, 1998, jazz saxophonist (b. 1956)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1852 – Harriett Beecher Stowe “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published (Boston).

1912 – Dr. Carter G. Woodson receives doctorate from Harvard University.

1965 – Civil and Women’s Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first

column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called

the “New York Amsterdam News”.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

1967 – The Supremes release “The Happening”.

1973 – Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death.

1976 – Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery.

1976 – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter released from prison.

1988 – Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.

1990 – L.A. Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbars #33.

1991 – Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records.

2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known

R Kelly

R Kelly

as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia

sheriff’s deputy dead.

2002 – 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O’Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia

Keyes wins.

2004 – 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson,

Outkast & Beyoncé win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 20th, you are well known for your passionate and experimental nature. When you feel something is worthwhile, you do not hesitate to devote time and effort to pursuing it. You bring this same intensity to all matters of life, which is especially true for loved ones. Your family and friends always appreciate your dedication to their well being. While many people only stick to what is familiar, you love new experiences and situations. You believe that almost everything is worth trying once.

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