CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 13th, the 164th day of the year.  There are 201

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Dairy Month,

E-mail Week, Blame Someone Else Day, Sewing Machine Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Eleanor Holmes Norton, 81, politician

Coko

Coko

Sam Adams, 44, football player

Coko, 43, singer (SWV)

Raz-B, 33, singer/actor (B2K)

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Percy Rodriguez, 94, actor (d. 2007)

DEATHS

Percy Rodriguez

Percy Rodriguez

Clyde McPhatter, 1972, singer (The Drifters) (b. 1932)

Ralph Wiley, 2004, journalist/author (b. 1952)

Erica Kennedy, 2012, journalist/author (b. 1970)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American

colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

1865 – Pres. Johnson proclaims “Reconstruction” in Confederate states.

Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter

1868 – Oscar J. Dunn is elected first Black Lt. Governor of Louisiana.

1967 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson nominates Solicitor-General, Thurgood

Marshall to become the first Black justice on the Supreme Court.

1974 – Henry Aaron addresses the House of Representatives.

1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is

recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.

1980 – U.N. Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Mandela.

1990 – Wash. D.C. mayor, Marion Barry announces he will not seek

a 4th term.

2005 – A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits Michael Jackson

of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

HOROSCOPE

You are born in the third Decan, or part, of the Gemini sign, which means you inherit the planetary influences of both Mercury and Uranus. The power of Mercury lies in mental agility, which is complemented well with Uranus’s influence on deviation and originality. Your active and unique mind allow you to think in extraordinary ways. This relationship is also key to the positive and optimistic way that you deal with the world. This positive nature may lead you to try to pursue too many interests at one time. Remember that too much mental freedom can actually become counterproductive.

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