CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, February 3rd,  the 34th day of the year. There are 331

Dennis Edwards

Dennis Edwards

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month,

National Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month,

The Day the Music Died

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Dennis Edwards, 75, singer  (Temptations)

Robert Pack, 49, basketball player

Sean Dawkins, 47, football player

Tyrone Poole, 46, football player

Julio Jones, 29, football player

Andre Ellington, 29, football player

Sean Kingston, 28, singer

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Johnny “Guitar” Watson, 83, rock guitarist (d. 1996)

DEATHS

Gwen Guthrie, 1999, singer(“Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on but the Rent”) (b. 1951)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1870 – Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

allowing suffrage for all races & colors.

1920 – Negro Baseball league founded.

1947 – 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis).

1967 – “Purple Haze” recorded by Jimi Hendrix.

1979 – Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players.

1980 – Muhammad Ali tours Africa as Pres. Carter’s envoy.

1989 – Baseball’s National League announces Yanks’ broadcaster Bill

White will be its 1st African American President.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

1990 – Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol

rehabilitation.

1993 – Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to

racist comments.

1993 – Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations

in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in L.A., Calif.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on February 3rd, your original personality is defined by your imagination and honesty. You have a very active, but focused mind. You use your mental agility to picture all the angles and find solutions with ease. In social situations, your imagination makes you an engaging and intriguing communicator. While your friends and family admire your mental abilities, they have the most appreciation for your honest nature. In all your dealings, personal and professional, you value openness and forthrightness above all else.

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