CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, May 25th, the 145th day of the year.  There are 220

Leslie Uggams

Leslie Uggams

days remaining until the new 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, National

Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week, National

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Missing Children’s Day, Tap Dance Day, National Wine Day, National

Brown Bag It Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

K.C. Jones, 86, basketball player/coach

Cookie Gilchrist, 83, football player

Leslie Uggams, 75, actress/singer

Jamaica Kincaid, 69, author

Kendall Gill, 50, basketball player

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Octavia Spencer, 48, actress

Lauryn Hill, 43, singer

Rasheeda, 36, rapper

Shawn Merriman, 34, football player

Derrick Williams, 27, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 140, dancer/actor (d. 1949)

DEATHS

Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker, 1919, cosmetics manufacturer/1st black female

millionaire (b. 1867)

Sonny Boy Williamson, 1965, singer/harmonica player (b. 1908)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1925 – Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles

Darwin’s theory of evolution in Tennessee.

1935 – Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records

and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1951 – New York Giant Willie Mays plays in his 1st Major League game.

1959 – Supreme Court rules law prohibiting Black-White boxing

unconstitutional.

1961 – Pres. John Kennedy announces before a special joint session of

Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before

he end of the decade.

1962 – The Isley Bros. release “Twist and Shout”.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

1964 – The Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation

unconstitutional.

1965 – Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing

title rematch.

1986 – “Hands Across America” takes place.  6.5 million people hold hands

from Calif. to New York.

2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five year run

of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.

HOROSCOPE

The planet Mercury is the dominating planet of the Gemini sign and because your birthday is in the first Decan, or part, of the sign you have a double influence of Mercury. Mercury is the planet of mentality, which allows clarity and rationality of the mind. While it is Mercury that fuels your gifts for communication, a lesser realized attribute of your planetary influence is your sense of humor. Since you prefer to keep a social distance at times, you would be surprised to realize how many friends are drawn to your whit. A perfectionist at heart, you sometimes expect to much out of yourself and others, which leads to great frustration. Embrace more realistic expectations to help alleviate the detrimental effects of your quest for perfection.

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