CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, December 1st,  the 335th day of the year.  There are 30

Billy Paul

Billy Paul

days remaining until the end of the year and 24 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write A Friend Month, Eat A Red Apple Day, World

AIDS Awareness Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls

Obba Babatunde, 65, actor

Pamela McGee, 55, basketball player

Golden Brooks, 46, actress

Charles Michael Davis, 32, actor

Janelle Monae, 31, singer

Desean Jackson, 30, football player

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Zoe Kravita, 28, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lou Rawls, 84, singer (d. 2006)

Billy Paul, 83, singer (Me & Mrs Jones)

Richard Pryor, 77, comedian/actor (d. 2005)

Vesta Williams, 60, singer (d. 2001)

DEATHS

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Alvin Ailey, 1989, choreographer (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1641 – Massachusetts becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to

slavery.

1891 – James Naismith creates the game of basketball.

1955 – Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

her seat to a white passenger.

1956 – Frank Robinson (NL) voted Rookie of the Year.

1957 – Sam Cooke debut on Ed Sullivan Show.

1964 – Martin Luther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander

campaign.

1967 – Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throw misses.

1980 – U.S. Justice Dept. sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

1982 – Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”.

1991 – AIDS Awareness Day.

1997 – Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach

P. J. Carlesimo.

2008 – The US economy has been in recession since December 2007,

the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 1st, you seek adventure with a positive and direct nature. While others take comfort in familiar settings, you are most excited with new people, experiences and environments, which explains why you are in constant pursuit of adventure. Your friends and family love your adventurous ways, but they are truly inspired by your positive outlook. Your optimism never seems to falter, even in the face of the most negative circumstances. These qualities make you a highly sought after friend and companion.

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