CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 3rd, the 123rd day of the year.  There are 242

Greg Gumbel

Greg Gumbel

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, World

Damon Dash

Damon Dash

Press Freedom Day, Lumpy Rug Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Greg Gumbel, 72, sportscaster

Ron Canada, 68, actor

Angela Bofill, 64, singer

Damon Dash, 47, record executive

Dule Hile, 42, actor

Meagan Tandy

Meagan Tandy

Tyronn Lue, 41, basketball player

Genevieve Nnaji, 38, actress

Farah Franklin, 37, singer (Destiny’s Child)

Joseph Adai, 35, football player

Megan Tandy, 32, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sugar Ray Robinson, 97, boxer (d. 1989)

James Brown

James Brown

James Brown, 85, singer (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Henry O. Flipper, 1940, first black Westpointe grad (b. 1857)

Ernie Nevers, 1976, football player (b. 1904)

Earl Woods, 2006, father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Henry O. Flipper

Henry O. Flipper

1802 – Washington D.C. is incorporated as a city.

1845 – 1st Black lawyer, Macon B. Allen, admitted to the bar (Mass.)

1937 – Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind”.

1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that covenants prohibiting

the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally

unenforceable.

1963 – Birmingham, Ala. police respond with violent force to stop the

“Birmingham Campaign” protesters.  Images of the violent suppression

Birmingham Campaign

Birmingham Campaign

are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the Civil

Rights Movement.

1967 – Black students seize finance building at Northwestern Univ.

1978 – The first SPAM e-mail is sent by Digital Equipment Corporation.

1979 – Bobby Bonds hits his 300th home run and becomes only the 2nd

player with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

1980 – Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st and final home

run.

HOROSCOPE

The Taurus is under the planetary rulership of Venus, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive a generous helping of Mercury’s mysterious power as well. While the power of Venus can be credited with your warm, social and art-loving qualities, it is the influence of Mercury that powers your gifts for communication and mental agility. Your unique combination of planetary powers makes you the most socially thoughtful and charismatic of all the Taurus Decans. While others are quick to speak their mind, you prefer to think things through and address all sides of a situation. In love, you are honest and faithful, which are qualities that you value greatly.

 

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