CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, January 26th,  the 26th day of the year. There are 339

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

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, Spouse’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jean Knight, 75, singer (Mr. Big Stuff)

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin

Angela Davis, 74, activist/professor

Anita Baker, 60, singer

Jazzie B., 55, rapper (Soul II Soul)

Eric Davis, 50, football player

Kirk Franklin, 48, gospel singer

Tye Tribett, 42, gospel singer

Vince Carter, 41, basketball player

Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Gerald Green, 32, basketball player

Torey Smith, 29, football player

Christopher Massey, 28, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Bessie Coleman, 125, 1st African American airplane pilot (d. 1926)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN..

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker

1863 – Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War

to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th

Massachusetts Regiment).

1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.

1948 – Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed

Forces signed.

1962 – Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker’s

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Twist” impure & bans it from all Catholic schools.

1987 – 14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie &

Alabama.

1990 – Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst. G..M (highest-

ranking African American female in a major-league front office).

1998 – President Bill Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”.

2003 – Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders,

48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S.

2005 – Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming

the first African American woman to hold the post.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on January 26th, your originality and adaptability are amongst your most defining personality traits. While others are content following trends and norms, you are the true definition of an individual. In every aspect of your life, from your hobbies to your style of dress, you display an original and unique way of thinking. Your friends appreciate these qualities on a daily basis, but your personality shines the most in new situations. You thrive in new environments and with new people, as you are given the chance to present your unique point of view. People are often enamored with your charms, which explains why you have so many varied companions.

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