CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, December 6th,  the 34oth day of the year. There are 25

Frankie Beverly

Frankie Beverly

days remaining until the end of the year and 19 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, St. Nicholas Day, Mitten

Tree Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Frankie Beverly, 71, singer (Maze)

Colin Salmon, 55, actor

Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke

Elmore Spencer, 48, basketball player

Noel Clarke, 42, actor

Darrell Jackson, 39, football player

Larry Bourgeois, 29, dancer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Saint Nicholas, 343, Greek Bishop who became the model for

Leadbelly

Leadbelly

Santa Claus (b. 270)

Lead Belly, 1949, blues singer, (b. 1885)

Frantz Fanon, 1961, psychiatrist/writer (b. 1925)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1849 – Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and

final time.

1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified,

Ernie Davis

Ernie Davis

abolishing slavery.

1870 – Joseph H. Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC).

1890 – Sgt. Thomas Shaw earned Congressional Medal of Honor.

1932 – Richard B. Spikes patents automatic gearshift.

1956 – Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities

in S. Africa.

1960 – 500 store owners in Tucson, Arizona sign pledges vowing

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

nondiscrimination.

1961 – 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB).

1964 – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st airs on TV.

1975 – 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB).

1992 – San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown.

1995 – Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 6th, your personality is defined by an assertive, honest and restless nature. You value honesty in all aspects of life, which may explain why those closest to you would describe you as blunt or frank. You openness is especially witnessed when there is something you want, as you will express and pursue your interests with great assertiveness. Your assertive nature may also explain for your restlessness. You often have so many varied interests that it is hard for you to remain satisfied in routine.

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