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Today is Saturday, October 12th, the 285th day of the year. There are 80

Sam Moore

Sam Moore

days remaining until the end of the year and 74 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a  Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Cookie Month,

National Diabetes Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Computer Learning Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Pizza

Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month,

Seafood Month, Emergency Nurses Day, National Gumbo Day, Take Your

Teddy Bear to Work Day!

Erica Dixon

Erica Dixon

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sam Moore, 84, singer (Sam & Dave)

Leon Lett, 51, football player

Charlie Ward, 49, basketball player

Marion Jones, 44, track and field

Jay “Young Jeezy” Jenkins, 42, rapper

Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy

Erica Dixon, 36, reality star

Marcus T. Paulk, 33, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Dorie Miller, 100, war hero (1943)

Dick Gregory, 87, comedian/political activist

William Raspberry, 84, columnist (d. 2012)

Melvin Franklin, 77, singer (Temptations) (d. 1995)

DEATHS

Melvin Franklin

Melvin Franklin

Wilt Chamberlain, 1999, basketball legend (b. 1936)

C. Delores Tucker, 2005, politician/civil rights activist (b. 1927)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1925 – Xavier University, America’s only Black Catholic college, is founded

in New Orleans.

1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding

& Mitch Mitchell.

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

1977 – US Supreme Court heard arguments in “reverse discrimination” case of

Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med

School.

1980 – “Your Arm’s Too Short to Box” closes at Ambassador NYC after 149

performances.

1989 – Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players.

1992 – Washington’s Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception.

HOROSCOPE

As a Libra born on October 12th, your selfless and considerate nature may be your strongest qualities. As a naturally social person, you take great enjoyment from helping others, which is supported by a natural ability to easily spot when someone is in need. Your friends and family always seem to come to you with their problems, as they know you will be very patient and non-judgmental with them. These qualities make it no surprise that your loved ones describe you as a perfect friend.

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