CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, January 6th, the sixth day of the year. There are 359

John Singleton

John Singleton

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, Cuddle Up Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Paul Wilson, 83, singer (Flamingos)

Harold Jackson, 72, football player

Kathy Sledge, 59, singer (Sister Sledge)

Charles Haley, 54, Hall of Fame football player

John Singleton, 49, director

Keenan McCardell, 48, football player

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Willie Clark, 46, football player

Mike Jones, 37, rapper

Gilbert Arenas, 36, basketball player

Tiffany Pollard, 36, actress

Ndomukong Suh, 31, football player

Jameis Winston, 24, football player

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Van McCoy, 78, composer/musician (d. 1979)

DEATHS

Dizzy Gillespie, 1993, trumpeter (b. 1918)

Lou Rawls, 2006, singer (b. 1933)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens

1773 – Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom.

1831 – The World Anti-Slavery Convention opens in London.

1832 – New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston).

1939 – Daily newspaper comic strip “Superman” debuts.

1966 – Harold R. Perry becomes the second African American Roman

Catholic bishop in U.S. history.

1969 – Supremes release “I’m Livin’ In Shame”.

Supremes

Supremes

1974 – In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time

commences nearly four months early in the United States.

1994 – Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard.

1995 – Atlanta Hawks’ Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA’s winningest

coach (939).

2005 – Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is

arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 6th, you are defined by your sociable, charming and hardworking nature. You love social settings, which is perfect because people just seem to gravitate to you. You have gained numerous friends based solely on your warmth and whit. It is this charm that makes you such a highly sought after companion. While your friends and family appreciate your charms, that admire your notable work ethic. You would be surprised to know that others are inspired by your ability to always get the job done.

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