CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, August 2nd.   the 214th day of the year. There are 151

Apollonia Kotero

Apollonia Kotero

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Simplify Your Life Week,

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

“Fat” Larry James, 69, drummer (Fat Larry’s Band)

Cedric Ceballos

Cedric Ceballos

Apollonia Kotero, 59, singer/actress (Apollonia 6)

Cedric Ceballos, 49, basketball player

Angel Conwell, 34, actress

Golden Tate, 29, football player

Skylar Diggins, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins

James Baldwin, 94, author/poet/playwright (d. 1987)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1847 – William A. Leidesdorff launches first steamboat in San Francisco Bay.

1850 – William Still started the “Underground Railroad”.

1920 – Marcus Garvey presents his “Back To Africa” program in New York City.

Rick James

Rick James

1982 – Oakland’s Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season.

1983 – US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination

1986 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts).

1991 – Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is your paired element, and as Leo, you are the only zodiac sign with a cardinal relationship with the element. As though powered by an undying flame, you tackle challenges with passion and enthusiasm. Your flame rarely falters, as you remain confident in almost any scenario you find yourself in. Embracing these qualities of fire will be key for you life successes. Be aware of fire’s negative influences, which include impatience, impulsiveness and egotism.

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