CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 3rd, the 154th day of the year.  There are 211

remaining until the end of the year.

Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month,

National Adopt a Cat Month, National Candy Month, Gay

Pride Month, National Fruit and Vegetables Month, Rose

Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

Turkey Lovers Month, Fishing Week, Repeat Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Irma P. Hall, 83, actress

Emmitt Thomas, 75, football player/coach

Eddie Holman, 72, singer

Lyfe Jennings

Lyfe Jennings

Deniece Williams, 68, singer

Sam Mills, 59, football player

Lyfe Jennings, 45, singer

Al Horford, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Charles R. Drew, 114, physician/blood plasma pioneer (d. 1950)

Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Drew

Josephine Baker, 112, entertainer (d. 1975)

Jimmy Rogers, 94, singer/guitarist (d. 1997)

Curtis Mayfield, 76, singer/songwriter/producer (d. 1999)

DEATHS

Koko Taylor, 2009, singer (b. 1928)

Deacon Jones, 2013, football player (b. 1938)

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – The 4th National Black Convention meets in Philadelphia.

1890 – Black inventor, L.H. Jones patents the corn harvester.

1894 – Black inventor, Granville T. Woods patents the steam boiler

furnace.

1884 – John Lynch, Republican-Missouri, chosen 1st Black major

Deacon Jones

Deacon Jones

party national convention chair.

1919 – Liberty Life Insurance organized by Blacks in Chicago.

1937 – Josh Gibson HR’s just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium

(580′ drive).

1949 – Wesley Anthony Brown becomes the 1st Black to graduate

from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns

1967 – Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” reaches #1.

1968 – Poor people’s March on Washington.

1980 – The New York Mets draft 18-year-old Darryl Strawberry #1.

1984 – “Wiz” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater in New York City after

13 performances.

1991 – Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title.

2012 – Tiger Woods’ 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus’

record.

HOROSCOPE

The planet Mercury rules the Gemini sign, but because you are born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also influenced by Venus. Mercury influences an agile mind, which is only enhanced with Venus’s influence of cooperation and charm. Some people find you irresistible and you must take care not to abuse your natural appeal. Your need for harmony results in a dependence on a group of friends. This predisposition may become an issue if you don’t take care to select dependable and worthwhile companions.

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