CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, December 24th, the 358th day of the year. There are 7

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels

days remaining until the end of the year and 1 day remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Chocolate Day,

National Egg Nog Day, Today is Christmas Eve

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Grand L. Bush, 62, actor

Lee Daniels, 58, director

Hezekiah Walker

Hezekiah Walker

Hezekiah Walker, 55, gospel singer/songwriter

Michael Haynes, 52, football player

Winston Moss, 52, football player

Kim Kimble, 46, reality star

Nneka, 37, singer

Tim Jennings, 34, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Kim Kimble

Kim Kimble

Baby Dodds, 119, drummer (d. 1959)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1814 – Black troops hold position in Battle of New Orleans.

1818 – Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung

at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria.

1832 – 1st U.S. Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Georgia.

Lou Brock

Lou Brock

1865 – Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn.

1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms.

1973 – District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of

Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.

1974 – Cardinals’ Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year.

1982 – Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked

Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on December 24th, you are extremely hardworking and determined. While others rather procrastinate and put off their work, you are focused on getting the job done as soon as possible. You are driven to be successful and will work tirelessly to accomplish any task that you feel to be worthwhile. You take the same determined nature into your friendships and family life. Your loved ones have always admired your determination and appreciated your loyalty.

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