CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, December 28th,  the 362nd day of the year. There are 3

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Card Playing Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Nichelle Nichols, 85, actress

Charles Neville, 79, singer/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)

Lonnie Liston Smith, 77, jazz musician

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson, 65, actress (Law and Order)

Denzel Washington, 63, actor

Gayle King, 63, talk show host

Everson Walls, 58, football player

Keith Lee, 55, basketball player

John Legend, 39, singer/musician

James Blake, 38, tennis player

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Rocko, 38, rapper

Cedric Benson, 35, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Earl Hines, 114, musician (d. 1983)

Roebuck “Pops” Staples, 102, singer (Staple Singers) (d. 2000)

Johnny Otis, 96, R & B musician (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Gayle King

Gayle King

ON THIS DATE IN…

1816 – The American Colonization Society organized.

1860 – Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn, NY, on her last mission to free

slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad.

1905 – Intercollegiate Athletic Association founded (becomes NCAA in 1910).

1928 – Last recording of Ma Rainey, “Mother of the Blues,” made.

1928 – Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of “West End blues”.

John Legend

John Legend

1945 – Congress officially recognizes “Pledge of Allegiance”.

1958 – “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, Baltimore Colts beat New York

Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history.

1975 – “The Hail Mary”, with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff

Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard

winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings,

and the “Hail Mary” play is born.

Roebuck "Pops" Staples

Roebuck “Pops” Staples

1981 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in

Norfolk, Virginia.

1984 – TV soap “Edge of Night” ends 28 year run.

2000 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of

business after 128 years.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on December 28th, your personality is defined by your hardworking and patient nature. You have a hard time relating to people with their heads in the clouds, as you define yourself by an active pursuit of goals. If you find a task or challenge worthwhile, you will work until the job is done. While your friends and family admire your determination, it is your patience that is perhaps most appealing. You are highly sought after friend and companion, because of your ability to keep composure in any situation.

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