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Today is Thursday, January 2nd, the second day of the year. There are 364

Calvin Hill

Calvin Hill

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS  and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone

Salutes Day


Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Calvin Hill, 73, Hall of Fame football player

Pernell Whitaker, 56, boxer

Cuba Gooding Jr., 52, actor

Chris Spencer, 52, actor

Sheree  Whitfield, 50, reality star

Horace Copeland, 49, football player

Taye Diggs, 49, actor

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

Erica Hubbard, 41, actress

Sky John, 40, web video star

Craig Wayans, 29, film producer


John Hope Franklin, 105, historian (d. 2009)


Sam Carter, 1923, African American resident of Rosewood Florida

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

Errol Garner, 1977, musician (b. 1921)

Nat Adderley, 2000, musician/composer (b. 1931)


1800 – Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions U.S.

Congress to abolish the slave trade.

1879 – Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of


Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

1903 – Pres. Theodore Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss.,

for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black.

1923 – Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla,

8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters.

1969 – Lorraine Hansberry’s “To be Young, Gifted & Black,” premieres in

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.


1970 – Clifton Reginald Wharton Jr. becomes 14th president of Michigan St.


1970 – U.S. population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000


1984 – Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia’s 1st black mayor.

2013 – Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs.


As a Capricorn born on January 2nd, you are known for a charming, sociable and hardworking personality. You love to be in social settings, as it gives you the chance to display your warm and witty qualities. Your genuine interest in those around you makes you a highly valued friend and companion. While those around you greatly appreciate your commitment to friendship, you may be most admired for your hardworking nature. When confronted with a challenge, you work tirelessly to accomplish your goals.

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