CMN Almanac

Today is TuesdayDecember 26th,  the 360th day of the year. There are five

Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Smith

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Boxing Day, 1st day of

Kwaanza (Umoja)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Chambliss, 69, baseball player

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

Michael Jones, 67, singer/musician (B.T. Express)

Ozzie Smith, 63, Hall of Fame baseball player

Tony Brackens, 43, football player

Prodigy, 21, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jean Toomer, 123, author (d. 1967)

Reggie White

Reggie White

DEATHS

Curtis Mayfield, 1999, singer/musician (b. 1942)

Reggie White, 2004, Hall of Fame football player (b. 1961)

Teena Marie, 2010, singer/composer (b. 1956)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1848 – William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia.

Teena Marie

Teena Marie

1908 – Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title,

becomes 1st black heavyweight champion.

1933 – FM radio is patented.

1966 – Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday

1966 – Jimi Hendrix writes “Purple Haze” backstage at the Upper Cut Club.

1973 – Horror film “The Exorcist,” starring Linda Blair & rated X, premieres

Maulana Karenga

Maulana Karenga

– 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture.

1996 – Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and

strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on December 26th, you are known for a hardworking, patient and determined personality. While others may be more intrigued by the theoretical, you take satisfaction from doing. When you feel a task is worthwhile or meaningful, you will work tirelessly to conquer it. Your friends and family admire your determination, but that also greatly appreciate your patience. Even in the most difficult situations, you find a way to maintain calmness and composure.

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