CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 2nd, the 153rd day of the year.  There are 212

Cornel West

Cornel West

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, Gay Pride Month, National Iced

Tea Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month,

Rose Month, Turkey Lovers Month, Fishing Week, National

Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert

Doughnut Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Miller, 79, flutist/saxophonist (War)

William Guest, 77, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)

Cornel West, 65, author/philosopher

Dennis Haysbert, 64, actor

Sisaundra Lewis, 48, singer

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady, 46, actor/singer

Earl Boykins, 42, basketball player

Leela James, 35, singer

Freddy Adu, 29, soccer player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Johnny Carter, 84, singer (The Dells) (d. 2009)

DEATHS

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley

Junkyard Dog, 1998, wrestler/football player (b. 1952)

Bo Didley, 2008, singer/guitarist (b. 1928)

LeRoy Ellis, 2012, basketball player (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1834 – The 5th National Black Convention meets in New York City.

1863 – Harriett Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland to

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

free slaves.

1899 – Black Americans observed a day of fasting in protest against

lynchings.

1967 – Race riots occur in the Roxbury section of Boston.

1980 – “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God” opens at the

Ambassador Theater in New York City for 149 performances.

HOROSCOPE

The Gemini zodiac sign is paired directly with the element of air. You actually have the most fluid relationship with air out of any of the 12 signs of the zodiac. From air you are given the gentle breezes of curiosity and a slightly stronger push towards knowledge. If you don’t embrace the qualities of moving air, you will find yourself aloof and emotionally detached.

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