CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, February 8th, the 39th day of the year. There are 326

Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning

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,

Boy Scout Day, Kite Flying Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Malorie Blackman, 56, author

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Alonzo Mourning, 48, basketball player

Marcus Pollard, 46, football player

Project Pat, 45, rapper

Kimbo Slice, 44, mixed martial artist

Pooch Hall, 41, actor

Klay Thompson, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Gary Coleman, 50, actor (Diff’rent Strokes) (d. 2010)

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

DEATHS

Derrick Thomas, 2000, football player (b. 1967)

Jimmy Smith, 2005, jazz musician (b. 1925)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1865 – 1st black major in U.S. Army appointed during Civil war –

Martin Robison Delany.

1894 – Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise

blacks.

Bill Russell

Bill Russell

1925 – Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta.

1944 – 1st black reporter accredited to White House, Harry McAlpin.

1960 – Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds

in a game (51).

1965 – Supremes release “Stop In the Name of Love”.

1968 – Three South Carolina State students are killed during segregation

protests in Orangeburg.

John Legend

John Legend

1972 – Josh Gibson & Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame.

1974 – “Good Times” debuts on CBS TV.

1986 – 5′ 7″ Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk

Competition.

1990 – “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for

racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine.

2006 – 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,

John Legend wins

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on February 8th, your personality is characterized by imagination and honesty. You have a very active mind, which allows you to see possibilities that others fail to imagine. In demanding situations, this quality allows you to be an effective problem solver. Socially, your whit and intriguing communication has made you a highly sought after companion. While your friends and family appreciate your imagination, they may admire your honest nature the most. In all your dealings, social and professional, you value truthfulness and straightforwardness above all else.

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