CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 5th, the 95th day of the year.  There are 270

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

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, Go for Broke Day.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Judge Greg Mathis

Judge Greg Mathis

Billy Bland, 86, singer

Colin Powell, 81, general, politician, former Sec. of State

Greg Mathis, 58, TV judge

Christopher “Kid” Reid, 54, rapper (Kid ‘n Play)

Tony Banks, 45, football player

Pharrell Williams, 45, singer/rapper/producer/fashion designer

Juicy J, 43, rapper (Three 6 Mafia)

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Shammond Williams, 43, basketball player

Ike Hilliard, 42, football player

Stephen Jackson, 40, basketball player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Booker T. Washington, 162, educator (d. 1915)

Tony Williams, 90, singer (The Platters) (d. 1997)

Stanley Turrentine, 84, jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

Ronald White, 79, singer (The Miracles) (d. 1995)

DEATHS

Gene Pitney, 2006, singer (The Drifters) (b. 1941)

Darryl Stingley, 2007, football player (b. 1951)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1621 – The Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip

to England.

1792 – George Washington casts 1st presidential veto.

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

1915 – Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1951 – Washington D.C. Municipal Court of Appeals outlaws segregation

in restaurants.

1967 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record

of 41 rebounds in a game.

1984 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA

all-time career scoring record.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on April 5th, your personality is defined by your quick, creative mind and your ambition. In all matters of life, your creativity makes you charming and likable. While this has earned you many friends, it is your ambition that has earned you admirers. You set very high goals for yourself and display the necessary determination to meet your desired level of achievement. When you put your mind to something, your potential is limitless.

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