CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, January 11th, the 11th day of the year. There are 354

Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Day,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month, Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day


Kim Coles

Kim Coles

Chuck Barksdale, 82, singer (The Dells)

Kim Coles, 56, American actress

Richmond Webb, 51, football player

Rockman Dunbar, 45, actor

Nadia Turner, 41, singer

Mary J, Blige

Mary J, Blige

Tony Allen, 36, basketball player

Mary J. Blige, 47, singer/songwriter

Brianna Perry, 26, rapper

Lil’ Twist, 25, rapper


Slim Harpo, 94, blues musician (d. 1970)

Clarence Clemmons, 76, saxophonist (d. 2011)

Darryl Dawkins, 61, basketball player (d. 2015)

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry


Lorraine Hansberry, 1965, author/dramatist (b. 1930)


1940 – Benjamin  O. Davis Sr. becomes the U.S. Army’s first Black general.

1948 – U.S. Supreme Court ruled Blacks have right to study law at state


Douglass Wilder

Douglass Wilder

1952 – University of Tennessee admitted first Black student.

1961 – Racial riot at University of Georgia.

1973 – Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.

1986 – 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction

sworn in – Douglas Wilder of Virginia.

1998 – 24th People’s Choice Awards:  Oprah Winfrey wins for TV.


Being a Capricorn born on January 11th, you are defined by a loyal and disciplined personality. Although you may not be the most outgoing person in every setting, you have established several close, intimate relationships. Once you have determined someone to be worthwhile, you are extremely loyal and committed to their well-being. In all areas of your life, you display discipline and order. Your friends and family are often inspired by the determination that you exhibit in the face of challenges.


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