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Today is Thursday, January 9th,  the ninth day of the year. There are 357

Earl Graves Sr.

Earl Graves Sr.

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, Letter Writing Week, Play Good Day


Matthew Knowles

Matthew Knowles

Earl G. Graves, Sr., 85, publisher

Kenneth Kelley, 77, singer (Manhattans)

Matthew Knowles, 68, music producer

Muggsy Bogues, 55, basketball player

Sean Paul, 47, reggae singer

Omari Hardwick, 46, actor

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson, 42, football player

Michael Beasley, 31, basketball player



Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1906, writer/poet (b. 1872)

Countee Cullen, 1946, poet of the Harlem Renaissance (b. 1904)

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar


1866 – Fisk University establishes.

1914 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity founded at Howard University.

1942 – Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

1958 – In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54.

1967 – Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

1977 – “Porgy & Bess” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances.

1988 – August Wilson’s “Piano Lesson,” premieres in Boston.

1994 – 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000.

2002 – Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the

American music awards.

2002 – 29th American Music Award: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

2007 – Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.


Being a Capricorn born on January 9th, your adaptability, charm and work ethic are amongst your most defining qualities. While many people become overwhelmed with new people or in new environments, you take to new experiences with excitement. People are quickly won over by your charm, whit and warm personality, which explains how you have managed to start so many friendships over the years. While your friends and family love you for your sociability, they may most greatly admire your hardworking personality. When you meet a worthwhile goal, you will work tirelessly to accomplish it.

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