CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, April 6th, the 96th day of the year.  There are 269

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

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, Garden Week, Sorry Charlie Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYSSterling Sharpe picture

Billy Dee Williams, 81, actor

Blind Mississippi Morris, 63, singer/harmonica player

Sterling Sharpe, 53, football player

Oliver Miller, 48, basketball player

Randall Godfrey, 46, football player

Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

Donnie Edwards, 46, football player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Dr. W. Warrick Cardozo, 113, sickle cell disease pioneer researcher

Ivan Dixon, 87, actor/director (d. 2008)

DEATHS

Maurice Stokes, 1970, basketball player (b. 1933)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

1712 – The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.

1909 – Matthew Henson and Robert Peary reach the North Pole.

1917 – The U.S. declares war on Germany and enters World War I.

1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins

using the designated hitter.

1931 – 1st Scotsboro Boys trial begins-9 blacks accused of rape.

1954 – TV Dinners are first put on sale by Swanson and Sons.

Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard

1987 – Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler for

the middleweight boxing title.

1988 – Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not

be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking racial

controversy.

1988 – Black, North Pole explorer Mathew Henson buried next

to Robert Peary in Arlington Cemetery.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is the paired element of the Aries and in fact, your sign has the only cardinal connection with the element of all the zodiac signs. Your special connection with fire gives your personality the self-starting qualities of a spontaneous flame. More so, it is fire’s influence that can be credited with the sparks of leadership that you often witness. As you embrace fire’s positive qualities, your inner passion will continue to burn with strength. Take care to avoid the impatience that most fire zodiac signs fall victim to and success will be within your grasp.

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