Today is Tuesday, December 12th,  the 346th day of the year. There are 19

Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick

days remaining until the end of the year and 13 days remaining until Christmas.


Write a Friend Month, National Ding-a-Ling Day,

Poinsettia Day


Dionne Warwick, 83, singer

Regina Hall
Regina Hall

Haywood Jeffries, 59, football player

John Randle, 56, football player

Courtney Hawkins, 54, football player

Regina Hall, 53, actress

Orlando Brown, 53, football player

Brad Smith, 40, football player

Grover Washington Jr.
Grover Washington Jr.

Alfred Morris, 35, football player


Sammy Davis, Sr., 123, dancer (d. 1988)

Joe Williams, 105, singer (d. 2009)

Grover Washington Jr., 80, jazz saxophonist (d. 1999)

Randy Smith, 75, basketball player (d. 2009)


Mookie Blaylock
Mookie Blaylock

Johnny Lee, 1965, actor (Calhoun-Amos ‘n’ Andy) (b. 1898)

Ike Turner, 2007, singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)


1800 – Washington D.C. established as capitol of U.S.

1870 – Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of


Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

1899 – George F. Grant, dentist and avid golfer, receives patent for a wooden

golf tee.

1900 – National Negro Anthem, “Lift Every Voice & Sing”, composed.

1961 – Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany, Ga.

1965 – Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record.

1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis.

1975 – The National Association of Black Journalists is founded.

1987 – Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.

Ronald Brown
Ronald Brown

1992 – President-elect Bill Clinton appoints six Blacks to Cabinet and

White House staff including Ronald H. Brown to head Department of


1997 – Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby’s

daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him.

2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.


Being a Sagittarius born on December 12th, you are straightforward, assertive and a bit restless in life. You have always felt that honesty is the best policy and subsequently, you never hesitate to share your thoughts, feelings or concerns. Although your friends and family may be taken aback by your frankness, they have learned to appreciate your directness. You take the same assertive approach in all matters, which insures that you get the best out of everything you do. Your one problem may be settling on an interest or passion, as there are so many things that intrigue you.

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