CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, August 10th, the 222nd day of the year. There are 143

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Patti Austin

Patti Austin

Awareness Month, Peach Month, Lazy Day, National S’mores Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ronnie Spector, 75, singer (The Ronettes)

Patti Austin, 68, singer

Aaron Hall, 54,singer-songwriter (Guy)

John Starks, 53, basketball player

Riddick Bowe, 51, boxer

Gus Johnson, 51, sportscaster

Aaron Hall

Aaron Hall

Michael Bivins, 50, singer (New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe)

Andre Drummond, 25, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Michael Dokes, 60, boxer (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Ira Aldridge, 1867, actor(b. 1807)

Michael Bivins

Michael Bivins

Isaac Hayes, 2008, singer/songwriter/actor (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1827 – Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada).

1831 – Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery.

1835 – Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan,

New Hampshire.

1948 Candid Camers makes its television debut after being on radio for

a year as Candid Microphone.

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing

title.

1965 – Thurgood Marshall is named solicitor general.

1981 – Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black

business.

1984 – Track and field athlete, Carl Lewis wins four gold medals

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

1985 – Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for

$47 million.

1989 – Gen. Colin Powell is nominated chairman of the Joint

Chiefs of Staff.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s paired element is fire and as a Leo, you are the only zodiac sign with a cardinal relationship to the element. The influence of fire is strong with you, as you take to new tasks with a burning passion and energy. Even in the face of great challenges, your flame never falters, instead only motivating you to work with more determination to meet your goals. Embracing the positive qualities of fire can become one of your greatest assets, but be aware of fire’s negative influences, which include impulsiveness and impatience.

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