CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, August 7th, he 222nd day of the year. There are 143

Alan Page
Alan Page

days remaining until the end of the year.  This day marks the approximate

midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern


HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance Awareness

Month, Peach Month, Friendship Day, Sisters Day!

Harold Perrineau
Harold Perrineau


Charles Pope, 86, singer (Tams)

Alan Page, 77, football legend/jurist

Alan Keyes, 72, politician/diplomat

Harold Perrineau, 59, actor

Tony Stargell, 56, football player

David Mann
David Mann

David Mann, 56, actor

Chico Bennyman, 48, actor

Beanie Wells, 34, football player

DeMar DeRosen, 33, basketball player


Ralph Bunche, 118, political scientist/diplomat, Nobel Prize

Ralph Bunche
Ralph Bunche

laureate (d. 1971)

Herb Reed, 94, musician (The Platters) (d. 2012)

Magic Slim, 85, guitarist (d. 2013)


James McClain, 1970, activist

Jonathan P. Jackson, 1970, activist

William Christmas, 1970, activist

Mickey Leland
Mickey Leland

Esther Phillips. 1984, singer (b. 1936)

Mickey Leland, 1989, politician (b. 1944)


1893 – Black longshoremen strike for better wages and working conditions

in Texas.

1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the United States occurs in

Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Ship and Abram Smith, are killed.

Jerry Rice
Jerry Rice

1946 – 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized.

1950 – Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle,

from playing in Negro League

1954 – Charles Mahoney becomes 1st Black to serve as a full UN delegate.

1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and

killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.

1989 – Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash

Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds

in Ethiopia.

2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank

Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run.

2010 – Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Your sign is ruled by the Sun, but because you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also subject to the planetary influence of Jupiter. Being the planet of individuality, creativity and vitality, the Sun’s influence is connected to these same traits that you possess. Likewise, Jupiter is responsible for your generosity, optimism and idealistic nature. These planets combine to make you the most positive and knowledge driven of all the Leo Decans. You take every chance to learn from the world around you and are most excited in new places or while meeting new people. Hold on tightly to your positive outlook, as it is not only inspiring to others, but a source of great fortune