Today is Friday, September 15th, the 259th day of the year. There are 107

Jesse Norman
Jesse Norman

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month

Jan Matzeliger
Jan Matzeliger


Jessye Norman, 80, opera singer

Earnest Byner, 60, football player

Sherman Douglas, 57, basketball player

Dexter Carter, 56, football player

Jason Terry, 46, basketball player

Nipsey Russell
Nipsey Russell


Jan E. Matzeliger, 170, inventor (shoe lasting machine) (d. 1889)

Claude McKaye, 133, author (d. 1948)

Nipsey Russell, 105, comedian (d. 2005)

Julian E “Cannonball” Adderley, 95, jazz musician (d. 1975)


Julian "Cannonball" Adderly
Julian “Cannonball” Adderly

Willie Bobo, 1983, jazz drummer (b. 1932)


1620 – The Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims.

1830 – 1st National Negro Convention begins in Philadelphia.

1923 – Gov. Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror.

1943 – Paul Robeson portrays Othello for the 296th time at New York City’s

Shubert Theater.

Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson

1963 – Four little girls killed in Birmingham, Alabama church bombing.

1973 – Ohio State’s Archie Griffith begins record 31 consecutive 100 yd rushing


1976 – Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who …,” premieres in New York


1978 – Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1991 – San Diego State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record

Marshall Faulk
Marshall Faulk

of 386 yds.

1994 – “Sound of Motown,” premieres in Rotterdam.

1995 – Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays.

1997 – Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000.


Mercury is your sign’s planetary ruler, but you also are subject to the planetary influence of Venus because you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign. Mercury’s power is mysterious, but relates to the gifts for communication and mental ability that you possess. Likewise, Venus’s planetary influence relates to the gifts of sensitivity and artistic appreciation that lie within you. You are far more sensitive than the other Virgo Decans, as you find it just as easy to love as it is to be emotionally hurt. There may temptation to resist your natural sensitivity, but avoid this, as your sensitivity is also key to finding the beauty in life that you so desperately seek.

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