CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 1st, the 152nd day of the year.  There are 213

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Black Music Month,

National Adopt a Cat Month, National Candy Month,

National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Month, National Iced Tea Month, Rose Month, Turkey Lovers

Month, Fishing Week, 1st Day of Hurricane Season

Mark Curry

Mark Curry


Morgan Freeman, 82, actor

Jesse Johnson, 57, singer (The Time)

Mark Curry, 55, comedian/actor

Larry Centers, 51, football player

Santana Moss, 40, football player

Rev. Ike

Rev. Ike

Nick Young, 34, basketball player


Rev. Ike, 84, televangelist (d. 2009)

Cleavon Little, 80, actor (d. 1992)


Caroline Virginia Still Wiley Anderson, 1919, physician

Sonny Boy Williamson, 1948, singer/harmonica player (b. 1914)

Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little

David Ruffin, 1991, singer (The Temptations) (b. 1941)

Tony Thompson, 2007, singer (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)


1835 – The 6th National Black Convention is held in Philadelphia.

1843 – Sojourner Truth leaves New York to begin her career as an

antislavery activist.

David Ruffin

David Ruffin

1862 – Slavery abolished in all U.S. possessions.

1875 – James A. Healey ordained Catholic Bishop.

1921 – Tulsa Race Riot:  civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma (21 Whites,

60 Blacks killed).

1980 – The Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.


As a Gemini born on June 1st, your strengths are varied, but lie heavily in your ingenuity and ability to communicate. You look at the word outwardly and are excited by sampling new environments and people. While others may sometimes be at a loss for words, you never have this problem and are quick with witty observations. Your social talents make you a coveted friend and companion.

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