CMN Almanac

Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

Today is Thursday, March 29th, the 88th day of the year.  There are 277

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Irish American Heritage Month,

Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Red Cross Month,

National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

History Month, Social Workers Month, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

Vietnam Veterans Day, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day,

Smoke and Mirrors Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Raymond Davis, 78, singer (Parliament/Funkadellic)

Walt Frazier, 73, basketball player

Earl Campbell, 63, football player

Johnny Cochran

Johnny Cochran

Brian Jordan, 50, baseball player

P.J. Morton, 36, singer

Jason Tuck, 34, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Pearl Bailey, 100, actress/singer (d. 1990)

DEATHS

Johnnie Cochran, 2005, lawyer (b. 1937)

Coca Cola

Coca Cola

Calvin Lockhart, 2007, actor (b. 1934)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1804 – Thousands of Whites are massacred in Haiti

1886 – Dr. John Pemberton brews his first batch of Coca-Cola

in a back yard in Atlanta, Ga.

1898 – W.J. Ballow patents combined hat rack and table.

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

1940 – Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 rounds to

retain the heavyweight title.

1966 – Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 rounds

for the heavyweight boxing title.

1971 – My Lai Massacre: Lt. William Calley is convicted of

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

premeditated murder and is sentenced to life in prison.

1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death

penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

1973 – Vietnam War:  The last U.S. combat soldiers leave

South Vietnam.

1976 – 8 Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for shooting

4 Kent State University students.

1996 – 10th Soul Train Awards:  Patti LaBelle and Boyz II Men

win.

HOROSCOPE

Your natural gifts create many career opportunities for you to explore, so take time in choosing the perfect career for you. Your competitiveness and determination would be a great fit for business, sales, advertising, marketing or management. Similarly, your passion as a leader could take you into social reform or politics, which was the case for President John Tyler, who was also born on March 29th. You may have the vision to become a pioneer in your field or entrepreneur, much like Sam Walton, another of your celebrity birthday twins. If you are artistically inclined, your passion could resonate in the hearts of many audiences.

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