CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, September 9th,  the 252nd day of the year. There are 113

Shane Battier

Shane Battier

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, Teddy Bear Day,

National Grandparent’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Frank Lucas, 88, N.Y. crime boss

Luther Simmons, 76, singer (Main Ingredient)

Dee Dee Sharp, 73, singer

B.J. Armstrong, 51, basketball player

Shane Battier, 40, basketball player

J.R. Smith, 33, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Otis Redding, 77, music legend (d. 1967)

DEATHS

Paul Cuffe, 1817, civil rights activist (b. 1759)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1739 – Slave revolt in Stono, S.C. led by Jemmy (25 whites killed).

1776 – The Continental Congress  officially names its new union of sovereign

Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan

states,  the United States.

1909 – Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title.

1913 – Association for Study of Negro Life & History organizes in Chicago

by Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

1926 – The National Broadcasting Company is formed.

1956 – 70th US Women’s Tennis Championship: Shirley J Fry beats Althea

Gibson (63 64).

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

1957 – Nashville’s new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited.

1957 – Pres. Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction.

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop

orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools.

1968 – 1st US Open, held as an “open”, Arthur Ashe wins, defeating Tom

Okker.

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in

39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

1981 – Vernon E. Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

1982 – “Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God” opens at Alvin Theater

in New York City for 69 performances

1991 – Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington.

1999 – 16th MTV Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith wins.

2007 – 24th MTV Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake wins.

HOROSCOPE

As a Virgo born on September 9th, your will power and organizational skills are amongst your greatest talents. You impress others with your ability to work tirelessly in the face of tough challenges. You can bring control to almost any situation, especially when leading others is involved. Your natural ability to understand others allows you to delegate tasks in an effective way. Your friends, family, peers and coworkers admire your drive and ambition.

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