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Today is Monday, October 7th,  the 280th day of the year.  There are 85

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton

days remaining until the end of the year and 79 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, American Pharmacist Month, Clergy

Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month,

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month,

National Diabetes Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month, Customer

Service Week


Desmond Tutu, 88, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)

Carmen R. “Tata” Vega, 68, singer (Color Purple soundtrack)

Toni Braxton, 52, singer

Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Muhammad

Nicole Ari Smith, 49, actress

Johnnie Morton, 48, football player

Priest Holmes, 46, football player

Charles Woodson, 43, football player

Alesha Dixon, 41, singer

Amber Stevens, 33, actress

Anita Hill

Anita Hill


William Still, 198, The Underground Railroad (d. 1902)

Elijah Muhammad, 123, leader of Nation of Islam (d. 1975)

Amiri Baraka, 85, writer (d. 2014)


Gabriel Prosser, 1800, slave revolt leader (b. 1776))


Walter Payton

Walter Payton

1800 – Gabriel Prosser hanged for armed resistance.

1957 – “American Bandstand” premieres.

1979 – “Eubie!” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances.

1984 – Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader.

1985 – Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters.

1991 – Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence

Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her.

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

1993 – Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison.

2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and

covert operations on the ground.

2003 – Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years

before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger

is elected Governor.


Being a Libra born on October 7th you are well known for you seriousness and thoughtfulness. While you do have a sense of humor, you are very serious about your goals and the things you wish to achieve in life. You apply great dedication to your efforts, but at the same time, you never fail to acknowledge the needs of others. In fact, your friends and family often realize that you put their needs above your own at times. You would be surprised to know that in many people’s eyes, you are the ideal friend.

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