CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 7th, the 97th day of the year.  There are 268

Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett

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, No House Work,

Christopher Darden

Christopher Darden

World Health Day, Caramel Popcorn Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charlie Thomas, 81, singer (The Drifters)

John Oates, 69, singer/guitarist (Hall & Oates)

Tony Dorsett, 64, football player

Christopher Darden, 62, prosecutor O.J. Simpson case

Buster Douglas, 58, boxer

Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy

Thurl Bailey, 57, basketball player

Bill Bellamy, 53, comedian/actor

Ricky Watters, 49, football player

Ronde & Tiki Barber, 43, football players (twins)

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

William Monroe Trotter, 145, journalist/activist (d. 1934)

Billie Holiday, 103, singer/actress (d. 1959)

Ronde & Tiki Barber

Ronde & Tiki Barber

Freddie Hubbard, 80, jazz trumpeter (d. 2008)

Charlie “Skip” Pitts, 71, guitarist (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Carl Williams, 2013, boxer

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1712 – Slave revolt in New York City; 9 whites killed.

1885 – Granville T. Woods patents apparatus for transmission of

messages by electricity.

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

1933 – Prohibition ends in the United States as Utah ratifies the 21

amendment.

1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American

to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United

Nations.

1954 – Lorraine Hansberry wins New York Drama Critics Award

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

for “A Raisin In The Sun”.

1969 – The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.

1971 – Dismissal of Curt Flood’s suit against baseball is upheld.

1985 – New Jersey General’s Hershel Walker runs for USFL record

233 yards in a game.

1987 – Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years,

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge

resigns, after making racial remarks on “Nightline”.

1994 – Singer, Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion.

2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Husein’s regime

falls two days later.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign is under the planetary rule of Mars, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive a helping of the Sun’s planetary power as well. Being the planet of assertiveness, it is Mars that is responsible for your courageous, vigorous and action-oriented qualities. In the same light, it is the Sun, the planet of integration, that is linked to your individuality, creativity and vitality. More so than any of the other Aries Decans, your planetary influence makes you charismatic and original. People are often drawn to your youthful and playful personality. You use this to your advantage, as you love being the center of attention. While your determination allows you to have many accomplishments, the Sun’s influence makes you a bit boastful at times. In love, find a partner that shares your fun-loving ways and helps you develop your humility to find fulfillment.

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