CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 30th, the 181st day of the year.  There are 184

Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke

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

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Thomas Sowell, 88, economist/author

Stanley Clarke, 67, bass player/composer

David Allen Grier, 63, actor

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier

Paris Barkley, 62, director

Mitch Richmond, 53, basketball legend

Mike Tyson, 52, boxer

Tony Rock, 44, comedian

LaVar Arrington, 40, football player

Miles Austin, 34, football player

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Fantasia Barrino, 34, singer

Trevor Ariza, 33, basketball player

Alicia Fox, 32, wrestler

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lena Horne, 101, actress/singer (d. 2010)

Florence Ballard, 75, singer (The Supremes)

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino

Ronald Winans, 62, gospel singer (The Winans) (d. 2005)

DEATHS

Alberta King, 1974, Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother (b. 1904)

Phyllis Hyman, 1995, singer/songwriter (b. 1949)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1865 – 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Pres. Lincoln

Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman

are found guilty.

1906 – John Hope becomes the 1st Black president of Morehouse

College.

1909 – Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to a no decision for the

heavyweight boxing title.

Lena Horne

Lena Horne

1951 – NAACP begins attack on school segregation and discrimination.

1967 – Maj. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. named 1st Black astronaut.

1978 – Larry Doby becomes manager of the Chicago White Sox.

1982 – “Lena Horne: Lady, Music” closes at the Nederlander Theater

in New York City after 333 performances.

1994 – Pre-trial hearings open in Los Angeles against O.J. Simpson.

HOROSCOPE

Water is your element and as a Cancer, you actually have the most fundamental connection with water than any other zodiac sign. You are often met with waves of strong emotion, which help facilitate deeper understanding. As others experience unpredictable emotions, you have the ability to help them weather the storm. Embracing these qualities of water will be the source of great fulfillment in your life, but becoming fully submerged may create moodiness.

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