CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, February 4th,  the 35th day of the year. There are 330

Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor

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 Month, National

Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month, Thank a

Mailman Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Florence LaRue Gordon, 74, singer (5th Dimension)

Lawrence Taylor, 59, Hall of Fame football player

Vern Fleming, 57, basketball player

Cam’ron, 42, rapper

Allen Forrest, 37, rapper

Hannibal Burress, 35, comedian

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Barbara McNair

Barbara McNair

Rosa Parks, 105, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement (d. 2005)

DEATHS

Louis Jordan, 1975, musician (b. 1908)

Barbara McNair, 2007, singer/actress (b. 1934)

Maurice White, 2016, singer/producer (Earth, Wind & Fire) (b. 1941)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1822 – Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa.

1952 – 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY).

1974 – Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped

Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy

by Symbionese Liberation Army.

1986 – The U.S. Postal Service issues a commemorative stamp honoring

Sojourner Truth.

1999 – Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four

plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming

race-relations in the city.

2007 – Tony Dungy became the 1st African American head coach to win the

Super Bowl.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on February 4th, your personality is characterized by openness and imagination. While there are plenty of people who enjoy mind games, you are not one of them. Your friends and family appreciate the fact that you value truthfulness and straightforwardness above all else, but they may be most impressed with your imagination. You have a unique and active mind, which allows you to see angles and possibilities. In social situations, you use your intellect to engage and intrigue others.

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