CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, January 7th,  the seventh day of the year. There are 358

Doug E. Doug

Doug E. Doug

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, Old Rock Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

Doug E Doug, 48, actor

Todd Day, 48, basketball player

Donald Brashear, 46, hockey player

Bobby Engram, 45, football player

Aloe Blacc, 39, singer

Marquis Daniels, 37, basketball player

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Michael Sam, 28, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Zora Neale Hurston, 127, writer (d. 1960)

Butterfly McQueen, 107, actress (Gone With the Wind)

DEATHS

Willie Mitchell, 2010, singer (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

1890 – W.B. Purvis patents fountain pen.

1892 – Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help

rescue white survivors, driven away with guns.

1927 – Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois).

1929 – “Tarzan,” one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears.

1955 – Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC).

1966 – Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts.

Will Smith

Will Smith

1967 – “Newlywed Game” premieres on ABC TV.

1972 – LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record).

1973 – “Purlie” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances.

1985 – Lou Brock elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

2009 – 35th People’s Choice Awards: Will Smith wins (Movie Star).

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 7th, your personality is defined by your adaptive, charming and hardworking nature. While there are many people that struggle with new situations, environments or people, you are not amongst them. You take to new experiences with excitement and when people over with your sociability and warmth. Although you may not realize it, your charm is quite irresistible and explains for your numerous friends. Those closest to you would be sure to mention your work ethic as one of your most admirable qualities; you will work tirelessly to accomplish a task that you feel to be worthwhile.

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