CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, February 20th, the 51st day of the year. There are 314

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month,

National Cherry Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month, International

Flirting Week, Cherry Pie Day, Love Your Pet Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

Sidney Poitier, 92, 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor

Charles Barkley, 56, Hall of Fame basketball player/sports analyst

Broderick Thomas, 52, football player

Stephon Marbury, 42, basketball player

Fred Jackson, 38, football player

Rihanna, 31, singer

Rihanna

Rihanna

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Angelina Grimke, (b. 1805), reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer (d. 1879)

Nancy Wilson, 82, jazz singer

DEATHS

Frederick Douglass, 1895, anti-slavery leader (b. 1818)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1864 – The 54th Massachusetts fights in the  Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida.

1900 – J.F. Pickering patents his airship invention.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

1944 – Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers.

1952 – 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)

1960 – Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

1963 – Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract.

1968 – State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M.

1991 – 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey.

1997 – SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on February 20th, your intuition and selflessness are amongst your most defining qualities. You are very aware of your emotions and those of others, which explains how you seem to notice when someone is upset before anyone else. Your friends and family would be the first to admit that you “just know” when they are feeling down, but they would also say that you are the first one to offer support. You are truly selfless in the fact that you will always put the needs of other before your own. In some cases, this translates into extreme circumstances, but you are just as likely to put things on hold to lend a supportive shoulder or ear.

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