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Today is Wednesday, January 13, the 13th day of the year. There are 352

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

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, International Skeptics Day, Make Your

Dream Come True Day

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway


Fred White, 66, musician (Earth Wind & Fire)

Christopher Boykin, 59, reality star

Traci Bingham, 53, actress

Shonda Rhimes, 51, screenwriter

James Posey, 44, basketball player

Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass

Ronny Turiaf, 38, basketball player

Josh Freeman, 33, football player

Doug Martin, 32, football player



Donny Hathaway, 1979, singer (b. 1946)

Delta Sigma Theta

Delta Sigma Theta

Teddy Pendergrass, 2010, singer (b. 1950)


1830 – Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves.

1869 – Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention

meets in Washington D.C.

1873 – P.B.S. Pinchback relinquishes office of Louisiana governor.

1913 – Delta Sigma Theta, the world’s largest Black Sorority is

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

founded at Howard University, Washington D.C.

1930 – “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears.

1957 – Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee.

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Warriors scores a then NBA-record

73 pts vs Chicago.

1966 – 1st black selected for president’s cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C.


Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

1982 – Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame.

1990 – 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas


1998 – “Patti LaBelle On Broadway,” opens at St. James Theater NYC.

1999 – Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement

only to return in 2001.


Being a Capricorn born on January 13th, your loyalty, discipline and intelligence define your personality. Although you may be shy when meeting new people, you are extremely open and loyal in your close relationships. Your friends appreciate your loyalty, but they are inspired by your determination and quick mind. Whenever you are met with a worthwhile challenge, you have the fortitude overcome it.

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