Today is Sunday, September 17th, the 260th day of the year . There are 105
days remaining until the end of the year and 99 days remaining until Christmas.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Classical Music Month,
Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken
Month, National Piano Month, Baby Safety Month, Honey
Month, Little League Month, Self Improvement Month,
National Apple Dumpling Day, Citizenship Day,
Orlando Cepeda, 86, baseball player
Lamonte McLemore, 84, singer (5th Dimension)
Kevin Clash, 63, voice actor
Bebe Winans, 61, gospel singer
Doug E. Fresh, 57, legendary rapper
Malik Yoba, 56, actor
Rasheed Wallace, 49, basketball player
Asa, 41, singer
Dred Scott, 1858, ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, (b. 1796)
Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, 1996, jazz musician (b. 1943)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1787 – U.S. constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention.
1849 – Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers.
1861 – First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe ,
Virginia (now Hampton University).
1920 – National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to
join American Prof Football Association.
1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500, 75% of the
victims are Black.
1934 – RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording.
1947 – Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News.
1953 – Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player.
1956 – Black students enter Clay, Ky elementary school.
1962 – Justice Dept. files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools.
1964 – The Supremes release “Baby Love”.
1983 – Vanessa Williams crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st Black to win the
As a Virgo born on September 17th, you are characterized by your sensitive, artistic and reserved nature. While some people live for the spotlight, you cannot relate. You find much greater comfort in the background, where you can go about your business undisturbed. While your coworkers and peers may only witness your reserve, your family and friends get a much more exciting picture, as you are comfortable to share all of your private thoughts and feelings.