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Today is Saturday, March 21st,  the 81st day of the year. There are 285

Russell Thompkins Jr.

Russell Thompkins Jr.

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 Worker’s Month, Fragrance Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Rosemary Stone, 75, singer/pianist (Sly & Family Stone)

Russell Thompkins Jr., 69, singer (Stylistics)

Sabrina Le Beauf, 63, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show)

Scott Williams, 52, basketball player

Yandy Smith, 37, reality star

Adrian Peterson, 35, football player

Soniqua Martin-Green, 35, actress

Al Freeman Jr.

Al Freeman Jr.

Diggy Simmons, 25, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Henry O. Flipper, 164, first African American West Point grad (d. 1940)

Drew Bundini Brown, 94, boxing coach (d. 1987)

Al Freeman Jr., 86, actor (d. 2012)

Solomon Burke, 80, singer (d. 2010)

DEATHS

Drew "Bundini" Brown

Drew “Bundini” Brown

Loleatta Holloway, 2011, singer (b. 1946)

Chinua Acheba, 2013, poet/novelist (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1492 – Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus.

1788 – Olaudah Equiano, a freed slave, petitions King George III and

Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

1946 – Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933.

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery,

Alabama.

1980 – On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot.

1985 – Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame.

2006 – Twitter makes its first tweet.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aries born on March 21st, your personality is defined by your energy and passion. In all matters of life that you feel to be worthwhile, you display a great amount of enthusiasm. This quality allows you to realize that there are few things capable of derailing your success. Your friends and family admire your passion, which probably explains why they seem to openly follow your lead.

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