CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 17th, the 137th day of the year.  There are 228

days remaining until the end of the year.

George Johnson

George Johnson

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Bike Month, National Blood

Pressure Month, National Hamburger Month, National

Barbecue Month, National Photograph Month, National

Recommitment Month, National Salad Month, Older

Americans Month, National Water Safety Awareness

Month, National Bike Week, National Police Week,

Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard

Pack Rat Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Taj Mahal, 76, singer/guitarist

George Johnson, 65, singer/guitarist (Brothers Johnson)

Sugar Ray Leonard, 62, boxer

Hill Harper, 52, actor/author

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Danny Manning, 52, basketball player/coach

Hubert Davis, 48, basketball player

Derrick Haddon, 45, singer

Kandi Burruss, 42, singer

Rochelle Aytes, 42, actress

Tony Parker, 36, basketball player

Channing Frye, 35, basketball player

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Taj Mowry, 32, actor

Daniel Curtis Lee, 26, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Cool Papa Bell, 115, baseball legend (d. 1991)

Pervis Jackson, 80, singer (The Spinners) (d. 2008)

Chris Henry, 34, football player (d. 2009)

DEATHS

Johnny “Guitar” Watson, 1996, singer/guitarist (b. 1935)

Johnny Wilder Jr.

Johnny Wilder Jr.

Johnny Wilder Jr., 2006, singer (Heatwave) (b. 1949)

Donna Summer, 2012, singer (b. 1948)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1787 – English slave ship,”Sisters”, en route from Africa to Cuba,

capsizes.

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed.

1881 – Frederick Douglas appointed recorder of deeds for Wash. D.C.

Donna Summer

Donna Summer

1909 – White firemen in Georgia strike to protest against the hiring of

Blacks.

1915 – National Baptist Convention chartered.

1954 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in

the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

1970 – Hank Aaron becomes the 9th player to get 3,000 hits.

1973 – Stevie Wonder releases “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

1980 – A major race riot occurs in Miami, Fl., 16 killed, 300 injured.

1989 – Nelson Mandela receives a BA from the University of South

Africa.

2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed

in the state of Massachusetts.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s paired element is Earth and in fact, of all the zodiac signs, only the Taurus has a fixed connection with Earth. Thanks to your elemental influence, your personality is as stable and firm as the very ground you walk on. In this sense, Earth can make you stubborn, but it also makes you practical. In all of your efforts and goals, Earth keeps you grounded and realistic. Embracing earthly prudence will play a key role in your future successes. However, you must avoid the overly cautious attitude that can plague Earth zodiac signs.

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