CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, February 7th, the 38th day of the year. There are 327

Chris Rock

Chris Rock

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,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Juwan Howard

Juwan Howard

Chris Rock, 52, comedian

Stanley Roberts, 48, basketball player

Juwan Howard, 45, basketball player

Essence Atkins, 45, actress

Tim Bowens, 45, football player

Isaiah Thomas, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Eubie Blake, 131, ragtime composer/pianist (d. 1983)

King Curtis, 84, singer (Memphis Soul Stew) (d. 1971)

DEATHS

Cheikh Anta Diop, 1986, historian (b. 1923)

Big Pun, 2000, rapper (b. 1971)

Patricia Stephens Due, 2012, civil rights activist (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie

1867 – Fredrick Douglass & Black delegation called on Pres. Johnson.

1872 – Alcorn A & M College opens.

1926 – Negro History Week, originated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.

1964 – Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam, becomes a Muslim and

changes his name to Muhammad Ali.

1974 – Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” opens in movie theaters.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

1990 – Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores

101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half &

loses 102-24

1993 – Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed.

1994 – 21st American Music Award: Whitney Houston wins.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on February 7th, your personality is characterized by openness, honesty and imagination. While you have noticed people that take to mind games, you are not one of them. In all your social and professional dealings, you display an honest and truthful demeanor. While your friends, family and coworkers appreciate your straightforward nature, you may be most admired for your imagination. Your active mind allows you to excel at creative expression, but it also makes you an engaging communicator. You would be surprised to know how many friends your mind has earned!

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