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Today is Tuesday, August 13th, the 225th day of the year.  There are 140 days

Joycelyn Elders

Joycelyn Elders

remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Picnic Month, National Golf Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Smile Week, Left

Hander’s Day


Dawn Lewis

Dawn Lewis

Jocelyn Elders, 86, 15th Surgeon General of the United States

Mudcat Grant, 84, baseball player

Dawn Lewis, 58, actress

DeMarcus Cousins, 29, basketball player


Marian Fleming Poe, 129, US advocate in Virginia


DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins

King Curtis, 1971, musician (b. 1934)

Ed Townsend, 2003, songwriter/producer (b. 1929)


1831 – Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God.

Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in

Southampton County, Virginia insurrection.

King Curtis

King Curtis

1892 – The “Afro-American”  newspaper begins publishing from Baltimore.

1906 – The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment

are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer

in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably


1948 – Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game.

1955 – Larry Doby’s ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield.

1987 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24’5½” jump.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

1989 – The wreckage of the plane that carried U.S. congressman, Mickey

Leland and others on a humanitarian mission is found on a mountainside

in Ethiopia, there are no survivors.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida,

and devastates the surrounding area.


Being a Leo born on August 13th, you are known for your drive, ambition and honesty. You watch your friends and family procrastinate and fall short of their goals, but you cannot relate. There has rarely been a situation where you weren’t able to accomplish a goal you set your mind to. Your high ambition is matched by a desire to be honest and forthright in all aspects of your life. You may notice that people find you blunt, which leaves you disappointed that others don’t share in your value of honesty.

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