CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, June 29th, the 180th day of the year.  There are 185

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

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

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Pepper Johnson, 54, football player

Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

Joe Johnson, 37, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Stokely Carmichael, 77, civil rights activist (d. 1998)

Little Eva, 75, singer (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly

Shorty Long, 1969, singer (b. 1940)

Jim Kelly, 2013, actor/martial artist (b. 1946)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1926 – Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history.

1961 – Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season.

1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate.

George Foreman

George Foreman

1977 – Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR.

1982 – Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.

1995- George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz.

HOROSCOPE

As a Cancer born on June 29th, your personality is characterized by great sensitivity and emotional understanding. While you are also creative, your most obvious gift is for detecting the emotions and thoughts of others; it’s as if you just know. While others would be tempted to use these abilities to manipulate others, you attempt to use your understanding to show compassion and sympathy. You are by definition a giver and find great satisfaction in nurturing those you care for. In return, your loved ones show you great appreciation.

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