CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 15th, the 135th day of the year.  There are 230

days remaining until the end of the year.

Melle Mel

Melle Mel

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, Peace Officers Memorial Day,

International Day of Families, National Bike to Work Day,

National Chocolate Chip Day

Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ron Simmons, 60, football player/wrestler

Melle Mel, 57, rapper (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five)

Leroy Hoard, 50, football player

Emmitt Smith, 49, football legend

Rod Smith, 48, football player

Desmond Howard, 48, football player/sportscaster

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis, 43, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Earl Manigault, 1998, basketball player (b. 1944)

Yolanda King, 2007, activist/daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1955)

Wayman Tisdale, 2009, basketball player/musician (b. 1964)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Yolanda King

Yolanda King

1791 – Civil Rights granted to free mulattoes in French Colonies.

1820 – Congress declares the foreign slave trade an act of piracy

punishable by death.

1905 – Las Vegas, Nevada is founded.

1911 – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is incorporated at Indiana

University.

1918 – Pfc. Henry Johnson and Pfc. Needham Roberts, both African

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

American, receive the Cross de Guerre for their service in World

War I, becoming the first Americans to win France’s highest

military award.

1928 – Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first

cartoon, Plane Crazy.

1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif.

1972 – Assassination attempt on Governor George Wallace of Alabama

Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md.

1981 – The Harlem Globetrotters on “Gilligan’s Island” airs.

1988 – “Gospel at Colonus” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater in New

York City after 61 performances.

1989 – The Toronto Blue jays fire manager Jimmy Williams and

replace him with Cito Gaston.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Taurus born on May 15th, your personality is defined by your discipline and loyalty. You are very hardworking and this is a result of your commitment to success. While others struggle to find willpower, you will take on a challenge with undying fortitude. Your friends and family admire your inner strength, almost as much as they admire your loyalty. Your loved ones would be hard pressed to recall a time where you did not defend them or have their best interest at heart.

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