CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 11th, the 131st day of the year.  There are 234

days remaining until the end of the year.

Louis Farakhan

Louis Farakhan

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National

Bike Month, National Hamburger Month, National Barbecue

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month,

National Water Safety Month, Wildflower Week, Twilight Zone

Day, Eat What You Want Day

Cam Newton

Cam Newton


Louis Farakhan, 86, Nation of Islam leader

Harold Ford Jr., 49, politician

Coby Bell, 44, actor

Louis Murphy, 32, football player

Ace Hood, 31, rapper

Cam Newton, 30, football player


Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge, 212, actor (d. 1867)

Joe “King” Oliver, 144, jazz musician (d. 1938)

William Grant Still, 134, composer (d. 1978)


Bob Marley, 1981, singer (b. 1945)

Fritz Pollard, 1986, football coach

Rodney Culver, 1996, football player (b. 1969)

John Whitehead, 2004, singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Floyd Patterson, 2006, boxer (b. 1935)

Robert Traylor, 2011, basketball player (b. 1977)


1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.

1963 – Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama disrupts nonviolence

in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal



Your sign’s paired element is Earth and of all 12 zodiac signs, the Taurus has the only fixed relationship with Earth. Your special elemental connection makes you as stubborn, stable and powerful as the very ground you walk on. Moreover, it is your connection to Earth that is responsible for your practicality and realistic nature. While others keep their heads in the clouds, your elemental power keeps you grounded. Earth’s influence will become one of your most valuable assets, but you should make sure to avoid the overly cautious mindset that can plague all earth signs.



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