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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, January 10, the 10th day of the year. There are 356

Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Letter Writing Week, Peculiar People Day,

Houseplant Appreciation Day

George Foreman

George Foreman

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willie McCovey, 82, Hall of Fame baseball player

George Foreman, 71, boxing champ/pitchman

Chandra Cheesborough, 61, track star

Glenn Robinson, 47, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver, 1864, agricultural scientist (d. 1943)

DEATHS

Howlin’ Wolf, 1976, singer/guitarist (d. 1911)

James Forman, 2005, civil rights leader (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1811 – Philadelphia Blacks held meetings to protest campaign “to exile

us from the land of our nativity”.

1866 – Georgia Equal Rights Association organized.

Julian Bond

Julian Bond

1811 – Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes.

1861 – Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War).

1949 – RCA introduces 45 RPM record.

1966 – Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War.

1967 – Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 10th, your loyalty, discipline and intelligence are amongst your most well known qualities. Although you may be a bit shy at times, you have developed many close, committed relationships. Those closest to you greatly appreciate your loyalty, but probably have as much admiration for your discipline and quick mind. By far one of your strongest qualities is your ability apply whit and determination to all of your efforts.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, January 9th,  the ninth day of the year. There are 357

Earl Graves Sr.

Earl Graves Sr.

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Letter Writing Week, Play Good Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Matthew Knowles

Matthew Knowles

Earl G. Graves, Sr., 85, publisher

Kenneth Kelley, 77, singer (Manhattans)

Matthew Knowles, 68, music producer

Muggsy Bogues, 55, basketball player

Sean Paul, 47, reggae singer

Omari Hardwick, 46, actor

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson, 42, football player

Michael Beasley, 31, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1906, writer/poet (b. 1872)

Countee Cullen, 1946, poet of the Harlem Renaissance (b. 1904)

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

ON THIS DATE IN…

1866 – Fisk University establishes.

1914 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity founded at Howard University.

1942 – Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

1958 – In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54.

1967 – Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

1977 – “Porgy & Bess” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances.

1988 – August Wilson’s “Piano Lesson,” premieres in Boston.

1994 – 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000.

2002 – Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the

American music awards.

2002 – 29th American Music Award: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

2007 – Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 9th, your adaptability, charm and work ethic are amongst your most defining qualities. While many people become overwhelmed with new people or in new environments, you take to new experiences with excitement. People are quickly won over by your charm, whit and warm personality, which explains how you have managed to start so many friendships over the years. While your friends and family love you for your sociability, they may most greatly admire your hardworking personality. When you meet a worthwhile goal, you will work tirelessly to accomplish it.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, January 8th,  the eight day of the year. There are 358

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Shirley Bassey, 83, singer

Little Anthony, 80, singer (Little Anthony & the Imperials)

Marcus Hutson, 77, singer (Whispers)

Calvin Smith, 59, athlete

Virgil Hill, 56, boxer

R. Kelly, 51, R&B singer

DJ Clue, 45, DJ/producer

Windell Midlebrooks, 41, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Fannie M. Jackson, 1836, 1st African American woman college grad (d. 1913)

Nancy Jones, 1860, missionary (d. unknown)

DEATHS

Jane Bolin, 2007, first African American female judge (b. 1908)

Clyde Otis, 2008, songwriter/music producer (b. c. 1924)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1811 – Louisiana slave revolt led by Charles Deslondes at German Coast.

1867 – African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

despite President Johnson’s veto.

1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”.

1986 – Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year.

1991 – Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try.

1992 – Pres. George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister’s lap.

1995 – 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

2011 – Attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle

Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a

Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 8th, you are well known for your social, charming and hardworking personality. While there are many people that prefer solitude, you are most energized by social settings, where you can display your charm, warmth and whit. While you may not realize it, people are naturally drawn to your personality and actively seek your company. While your social nature has earned you many friends, your hardworking nature has gained you an equal amount of admiration. You display great determination and will always do whatever is necessary to get the job done.

CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, January 7th,  the seventh day of the year. There are 359

Doug E. Doug

Doug E. Doug

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Old Rock Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

Doug E Doug, 50, actor

Todd Day, 50, basketball player

Donald Brashear, 48, hockey player

Bobby Engram, 47, football player

Aloe Blacc, 41, singer

Marquis Daniels, 39, basketball player

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Michael Sam, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Zora Neale Hurston, 129, writer (d. 1960)

Butterfly McQueen, 109, actress (Gone With the Wind)

DEATHS

Willie Mitchell, 2010, singer (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

1890 – W.B. Purvis patents fountain pen.

1892 – Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help

rescue white survivors, driven away with guns.

1927 – Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois).

1929 – “Tarzan,” one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears.

1955 – Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC).

1966 – Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts.

Will Smith

Will Smith

1967 – “Newlywed Game” premieres on ABC TV.

1972 – LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record).

1973 – “Purlie” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances.

1985 – Lou Brock elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

2009 – 35th People’s Choice Awards: Will Smith wins (Movie Star).

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 7th, your personality is defined by your adaptive, charming and hardworking nature. While there are many people that struggle with new situations, environments or people, you are not amongst them. You take to new experiences with excitement and when people over with your sociability and warmth. Although you may not realize it, your charm is quite irresistible and explains for your numerous friends. Those closest to you would be sure to mention your work ethic as one of your most admirable qualities; you will work tirelessly to accomplish a task that you feel to be worthwhile.

CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, January 6th, the sixth day of the year. There are 360

John Singleton

John Singleton

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Cuddle Up Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Paul Wilson, 85, singer (Flamingos)

Harold Jackson, 74, football player

Kathy Sledge, 61, singer (Sister Sledge)

Charles Haley, 56, Hall of Fame football player

Keenan McCardell, 50, football player

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Willie Clark, 48, football player

Mike Jones, 39, rapper

Gilbert Arenas, 38, basketball player

Tiffany Pollard, 38, actress

Ndomukong Suh, 33, football player

Jameis Winston, 26, football player

Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Van McCoy, 80, composer/musician (d. 1979)

John Singleton, 51, director

DEATHS

Dizzy Gillespie, 1993, trumpeter (b. 1918)

Lou Rawls, 2006, singer (b. 1933)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens

1773 – Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom.

1831 – The World Anti-Slavery Convention opens in London.

1832 – New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston).

1939 – Daily newspaper comic strip “Superman” debuts.

1966 – Harold R. Perry becomes the second African American Roman

Catholic bishop in U.S. history.

1969 – Supremes release “I’m Livin’ In Shame”.

Supremes

Supremes

1974 – In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time

commences nearly four months early in the United States.

1994 – Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard.

1995 – Atlanta Hawks’ Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA’s winningest

coach (939).

2005 – Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is

arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 6th, you are defined by your sociable, charming and hardworking nature. You love social settings, which is perfect because people just seem to gravitate to you. You have gained numerous friends based solely on your warmth and whit. It is this charm that makes you such a highly sought after companion. While your friends and family appreciate your charms, that admire your notable work ethic. You would be surprised to know that others are inspired by your ability to always get the job done.

CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, January 5th,  the fifth day of the year. There are 361

Ted Lange

Ted Lange

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Letter Writing Week, National Bird Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ted Lange, 73, actor (Isaac-Love Boat)

Warrick Dunn

Warrick Dunn

Mercury Morris, 73, football player

Vincent Calloway, 63, trumpet player (Midnight Star)

Ray Crockett, 53, football player

Nicole Murphy, 52, reality star

Felton Spencer, 52, basketball player

Warrick Dunn, 45, running back

Brooklyn Sudano, 39, actress

Hosea Williams

Hosea Williams

De’Anthony Thomas, 27, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Hosea Williams, 94, civil rights leader (d. 2000)

Wilbert Harrison, 91, singer (Kansas City) (d. 1994)

Alvin Ailey, 89, choreographer (d. 1989)

DEATH

George Washington Carver, 1943, scientist (b. 1862)

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

Charles Mingus, 1979, jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader (b. 1923)

ON THIS DATE IN..

1804 – Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement.

1911 – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity founded at Indiana University.

1943 – William H. Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to

protest segregation in armed forces.

1957 – Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

N.Y. Giants.

1970 – Soap Opera “All My Children,” premieres on ABC.

1971 – Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak.

1971 – U.S. heavyweight “Sonny” Liston’s corpse found.

1975 – “Wiz” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances.

1993 – Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 5th, your personality is characterized by adaptability, charm and determination. While there are many people that struggle with new situations and people, you thrive in environments that force you to adapt. Your warm, witty and charming personality shine in all your social interactions, which explains how you have managed to amass numerous close friends. Perhaps your most admirable quality is your determination. In the face of a challenge, you display the necessary mental fortitude and creativity to solve any problem.

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, January 4th, the fourth day of the year. There are 362

Grace Bumbry

Grace Bumbry

days remaining until the end of the year

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Letter Writing Week, Trivia Day, National Spaghetti Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Vanity

Vanity

Grace Bumbry, 83, opera singer

Tina Knowles, 66, fashion designer

Jackie Harris, 52, football player

Garrison Hearst, 49, football player

Jill Marie Jones, 45, actress

Garrison Hearst

Garrison Hearst

Mike Williams, 36, football player

Al Jefferson, 35, basketball player

Labrinth, 29, songwriter

Coco Jones, 22, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Floyd Patterson. 85, boxer (d. 2006)

Bryant Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel

Arthur Conley, 74, singer (Sweet Soul Music) (d. 2003)

Vanity, 61, singer/actress

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1920 – 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes.

1944 – Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in U.S. State Department.

1965 – LBJ delivers his “Great Society” State of the Union Address.

1971 – Congressional Black Caucus organizes.

David Robinson

David Robinson

1982 – Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC’s “Today Show”.

1986 – NCAA basketball’s David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots.

2010 – The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease.

Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable

diseases of public health significance.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 4th, you are defined by a charming, hardworking and adaptable personality. You are most comfortable in social settings, as you are given the opportunity to display your innate charm and whit. Your social skills allow you to take to new situations and people with ease. These qualities make you a highly sought after friend and companion, but you may be most admired for your commitment to hard work. Those closest to you are well aware of your ability to accomplish your goals, however difficult they may be.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, January 3rd, the third day of the year. There are 363

days remaining until the end of the year.  Festival of Sleep Day!

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willy T. Ribbs, 64, race car driver

Cheryl Miller, 56, basketball player

Daniel Stubbs, 55, football player

Wendell Davis, 54, football player

Thomas Rayam, 52, football player

Mimi Faust, 46, reality star

David Tyree, 40, football player

Nicole Beharie. 34, actress

Lloyd Polite, 33, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1947 – William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee.

1969 – Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. seated by Congress.

1977- Apple Computer, Inc incorporates.

1983 – Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota.

1987 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin.

1993 – “The Comeback”, QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a

32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild

card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history.

1997 – Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final “Today” show on NBC-TV.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 3rd, your social and hardworking nature defines your personality. While others may prefer solitude, you are most engaged in a social setting, where you can impress others with your charming and witty personality. You put great effort into showing attention to others and subsequently, you have acquired many friends throughout your life. Your dedication to friendship is met by an equally hardworking attitude in all aspects of your life. On more than one occasion, you have inspired others with your “never say quit” approach to obstacles.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, January 2nd, the second day of the year. There are 364

Calvin Hill

Calvin Hill

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS  and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone

Salutes Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Calvin Hill, 73, Hall of Fame football player

Pernell Whitaker, 56, boxer

Cuba Gooding Jr., 52, actor

Chris Spencer, 52, actor

Sheree  Whitfield, 50, reality star

Horace Copeland, 49, football player

Taye Diggs, 49, actor

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

Erica Hubbard, 41, actress

Sky John, 40, web video star

Craig Wayans, 29, film producer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

John Hope Franklin, 105, historian (d. 2009)

DEATHS

Sam Carter, 1923, African American resident of Rosewood Florida

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

Errol Garner, 1977, musician (b. 1921)

Nat Adderley, 2000, musician/composer (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1800 – Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions U.S.

Congress to abolish the slave trade.

1879 – Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of

Education.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

1903 – Pres. Theodore Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss.,

for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black.

1923 – Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla,

8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters.

1969 – Lorraine Hansberry’s “To be Young, Gifted & Black,” premieres in

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

NYC.

1970 – Clifton Reginald Wharton Jr. becomes 14th president of Michigan St.

University.

1970 – U.S. population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000

(11.1%).

1984 – Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia’s 1st black mayor.

2013 – Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 2nd, you are known for a charming, sociable and hardworking personality. You love to be in social settings, as it gives you the chance to display your warm and witty qualities. Your genuine interest in those around you makes you a highly valued friend and companion. While those around you greatly appreciate your commitment to friendship, you may be most admired for your hardworking nature. When confronted with a challenge, you work tirelessly to accomplish your goals.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, January 1st,  the first day of the year. There are 365

Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Today is New Year’s Day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Grandmaster Flash, 62, legendary DJ

Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut

Sophie Okonedo, 52, actress

Morris Chestnut, 51, actor

DJ Shadow, 48, DJ/songwriter

Tank, 44, singer

Glen Davis, 34, basketball player

Jason Pierre-Paul, 31, football player

Eddie Lacy, 29, football player

Tank

Tank

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Derrick Thomas, 53, Hall of Fame football player (d. 2000)

DEATHS

Shirley Chisholm, 2005, 1st Black Congresswoman/pres. candidate (b. 1924)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1622 – Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25).

1808 – The slave trade is outlawed in the U.S.

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

1831 – William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal.

1854 – Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn).

1861 – President-elect of the United States Abraham Lincoln declares

slavery in Confederate states unlawful (US Civil War).

1863 – Emancipation Proclamation issued by Pres. Lincoln to free slaves

in confederate states.

1897 – 1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

1926 – 1st issue of “Journal of Negro History” published

1943 – Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown

1970 – Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established

1977 – Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl

1978 – “Your Arm’s Too Short…” closes at Lyceum NYC after 429

performances.

1990 – David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of

New York City.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 1st, your personality is characterized by a charming and creative nature. Although you are very hardworking, you greatly enjoy the social setting. In your dealings you are warm, witty and enthusiastic, which explains why you have so many close friends. Your whit reflects your overall gifts for creativity. Your quick, creative mind is especially impressive in problem solving situations, as you have been known to find ingenious ways to overcome challenges.