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Today is Thursday, August 15th, the 227th day of the year.  There are 138

Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters

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 Smile Week, Relaxation Day


Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Maxine Waters, 81, politician

Frederick Knight, 75, singer

Billy Griffin, 69, singer (The Miracles)

Bobby Caldwell, 68, singer/songwriter

Rondell Sheridan, 60, actor

Yancey Thigpen, 50, football player

Bobby Byrd

Bobby Byrd

Anthony Anderson, 49, actor

Quinton Aaron, 34, actor

Andrea Lewis, 33, actress


Oscar Peterson, 94, pianist/composer (d. 2007)

Bill Pinkney, 94, singer (The Drifters) (d. 2007)

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

Bobby Byrd, 85, singer (The Famous Flames) (d. 2007)

Gene Upshaw, 74, football player (d. 2008)

Nipsey Hustle, 33, rapper (d. 2018)



1843 – National black convention meets in Buffalo, New York.

1888 – Granville T. Woods patents electromechanical brake.

1931 – Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as assistant secretary.

Sly (Stone) Stewart

Sly (Stone) Stewart

1950 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing


1964 – Mayor Daley declares “Ernie Banks Day” in Chicago.

1969 – Woodstock rock and roll concert opens, among the 32 acts scheduled

to perform are Sly & the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix.

1979 –  Andrew Young resigns as UN ambassador.

1988 – “Ain’t Misbehavin'” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176


1999  –81st PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Medinah

Country Club.


The Leo’s main planetary ruler is the Sun, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also subject to the planetary influence of Mars. Your unique combination of planetary influence makes you far more ambitious than other Leo Decans. The Sun’s influence over creativity and individualism, is met nicely with Mars’ influence over courage and assertiveness. You will push towards your desired goals with a relentless fever, as long as you remain positive and energetic. Your faith in your own abilities makes you stubborn at times, but it also makes you courageous. Embrace these qualities and you will continue on a path towards success. Avoid the dangers of anger and restlessness that are also a product of your planetary influences.

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