CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, February 12th,  the 43rd day of the year. There are 322

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVATIONS  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, National Cherry Month, National Children’s

Dental Health Month, National Grapefruit Month, National

Weddings Month, Plum Pudding Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bill Russell, 84, Hall of Fame basketball legend

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall

Michael McDonald, 66, singer/keyboardist

Arsenio Hall, 63, TV show host/comedian

Chet Lemon, 63, baseball player

Ed Lover, 55, radio personality

Lamar Thomas, 48, football player

Lincoln Kennedy, 47, football player

Gary Leroi Gray, 31, actor

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Demarco Murray, 30, football player

Robert Griffin, III, 28, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Abraham Lincoln, 209, 16th U.S. President (d. 1865)

DEATHS

Isaac Burns Murphy, 1896, jockey (b. 1861)

Eubie Blake, 1983, ragtime-composer/pianist (b. 1887)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 2000, singer/musician (b. 1929)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1793 – 1st U.S. fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves.

1865 – Henry Highland Garnet, is 1st black to speak in U.S. House of

Representatives.

1909 – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

(NAACP) forms.

1927 – Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy founded.

Marion Jones

Marion Jones

1948 – 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps.

1962 – Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia.

1987 – Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded

$7 M damages.

1999 – U.S. President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment

trial.

2001 – 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win.

HOROSCOPE

 Being an Aquarius born on February 12th, your charm, impulsiveness and romantic nature define your personality. You have always noticed that people seem to gravitate to your unique charm and warmth, which explains for your wide range of friends and admirers. In all aspects of your life, you display passion, albeit of the impulsive variety. As a result, you have a long list of interests and hobbies. You take the same spontaneous nature to your romantic relationships, as you can quickly fall in and out of love.

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