CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 25th, the 84th day of the year.  There are 281

days remaining until the end of the year.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Irish American Heritage Month,

Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Red Cross Month,

National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s

History Month, Social Workers Month, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

Pecan Day, Waffle Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Elton John

Elton John

Aretha Franklin, 76, singer

Elton John, 71, singer

James McDaniel, 59, actor (NYPD Blue)

Haywood Nelson, 58, actor (What’s Happenin’)

Avery Johnson, 53, basketball player/coach

Debbi Thomas, 51, figure skater

Debi Thomas

Debi Thomas

Dale Davis, 49, basketball player

Sheryl Swoopes, 46, basketball player

Lark Vorhees, 43, actress

Las Alonso, 43, actor

Juvenile, 42, rapper

Kyle Lowry, 32, basketball player

Big Sean, 29, rapper

James McDaniel

James McDaniel

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Pete Johnson, 114, pianist (d. 1967)

DEATHS

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1931, journalist/activist (b. 1862)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

31-1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius

Exiguus.

Juvenile

Juvenile

1807 – The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the

slave trade in the British Empire.

1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and

charged with rape.

1954 – RCA manufactures the 1st color TV set (12 1/2″

Robin Givens & Mike Tyson

Robin Givens & Mike Tyson

screen at $1,000.00)

1958 – Sugar Ray Robinson is the first boxing champ to

win 5 times.

1965 – Civil Rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr.

successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

1966 – U.S. Supreme Court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional.

1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter,

Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space

Center to be prepared for its first launch.

1987 – Supreme Court rules women and minorities may

get jobs if less qualified.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

1988 – Robin Givens demands full access to husband

Mike Tyson’s money.

1995 – Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving

3 years.

1999 – 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross,

Lauryn Hill & R. Kelly win.

2013 – Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number

one ranking.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on March 24th, your personality is defined by your energy and passion. While others struggle to motivate themselves, you have never had a problem with finding passion. If you believe something to be worthwhile, you will dedicate any amount of effort to accomplish your goals. Your coworkers, peers, friends and family admire this fact, which explains why they follow your lead. You may be surprised to realize that you are considered a natural leader.

 

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