CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, December 25th,  the 359th day of the year. There are 6

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

days remaining until the end of the year.  Today is Christmas Day!


Write a Friend Month, National Pumpkin Pie Day


CCH Pounder, 66, actress

Rickey Henderson, 60, baseball player

CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

Eric Gordon, 30, basketball Player


Cab Calloway, 111, singer/bandleader (Minnie the Moocha) (d. 1994)

McKinley Mitchell, 84, US gospel/singer (d. 1986)

O’Kelly Isley, 81, singer (Isley Brothers) (d. 1986)


Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

Harry T. & Harriett V. Moore, 1951, Florida NAACP official (b. 1905)

Johnny Ace, 1954, singer (b. 1929)

James Brown, 2006, The Godfather of Soul (b. 1933)

Eartha Kitt, 2008, actress/singer (b. 1927)


1 – 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus.

Harry & Harriet Moore

Harry & Harriet Moore

1760 – Jupiter Hammon, an African American slave, composes poetry broadside

“An Evening Thought” (1st poetry published by an African American).

1868 – Despite bitter opposition, President A. Johnson grants unconditional

pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War).

1939 – Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer.

1962 – “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the film adaptation on the novel by Harper Lee,

starring Gregory Peck, is released.

James Brown

James Brown

1983 – 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre, Disney

World Florida.

1990 – The first successful trial run of the system which would become the

World Wide Web.


As a Capricorn born on December 25th, your patience and determination are amongst your most well known qualities. Although no one is immune to occasional frustrations, you attempt to be understanding and calm in all your dealings. Your family and friends often marvel at your ability to keep a cool head in even the most nerve racking situations. Similarly, you are quite determined in all aspects of your life. Whether it be your careers, education, friendships or intimate relations, you use your strong will to accomplish your goals.


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