CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, December 22nd,  the 357th day of the year. There are 9

Bernadette Stanis

Bernadette Stanis

days remaining until the end of the year and 3 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Date Nut Bread Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bernadette Stanis, 64, actress (Thelma-Good Times)

Tyrell Biggs, 57, boxer

Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell, 57, rap artist (2 Live Crew)

Big Tigger, 45, TV show host

Jordin Sparks, 28, singer/American Idol winner

Nick Johnson, 25, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Dr. Chancellor Williams, 119, historian/sociologist (d. 1992)

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Lynne Thigpen, 69, actress (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Ma Rainey, 1939, “Mother of the Blues”, blues singer/composer (b. 1886)

Butterfly McQueen, 1995, actress (Gone With the Wind) (b. 1911)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Dr. Chancellor Williams

Dr. Chancellor Williams

1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison.

1994 – W.E.B. DuBois becomes first African American elected to the

National Institute of Arts and Letters.

1958 – “Chipmunk Song” reaches #1.

1976 – “Your Arm’s Too Short…” opens at Lyceum NYC for 429

performance.

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas

1984 – Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train.

2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting

explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

2003 – The New York Knicks hire Isiah Thomas as President of

Basketball Operations.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on December 22nd, you are perhaps best known for your patience, determination and hard working nature. You are invested in the here and now, which explains why you much rather be actively working towards a goal than thinking about one. There are few things that you cannot accomplish once you have put your mind to doing so. This quality is greatly admired by your friends, peers, coworkers and family.

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