CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, February 21st, the 52nd day of the year. There are 313

John Lewis

John Lewis

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, Card Reading Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

John Lewis, 79, congressman/civil rights leader

Terry Allen, 51, football player

Wish Bone, 44, rapper

Braylon Edwards, 36, football player

Corbin Bleu, 30, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Nina Simone, 86, singer/pianist (d. 2003)

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Barbara Jordan, 83, congresswoman (d. 1996)

DEATHS

Malcolm X, 1965, civil/human rights activist (b. 1926)

Florence Ballard, 1976, singer (Supremes) (b. 1944)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1864 – 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore.

Jackson 5

Jackson 5

1895 – North Carolina legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of

Frederick Douglass.

1965 – Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers

at Audubon Ballroom in New York.

1970 – Jackson 5 make TV debut on “American Bandstand”.

1982 – “Ain’t Misbehavin'” closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604

performances.

2014 – President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama.

HOROSCOPE 

As a Pisces born on February 21st, you are well known for your intuitive, selfless and imaginative nature. Throughout your life, you have noticed the ability to understand the emotions and thoughts of others. Your innate ability to sense when others are troubled allows you to be compassionate and supportive. When a loved one is in need, there is little that you would not sacrifice for their well-being. While your friends and family greatly appreciate your selflessness, they may admire your imagination the most. You use your creative mind to find the best in situations and people.

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