CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 26th, the 85th day of the year.  There are 280

days remaining until the end of the year.

Diana Ross
Diana Ross

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

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

National Spinach Day


Wayne Embry, 86, basketball player/NBA executive

Ernest Thomas
Ernest Thomas

Diana Ross, 79, singer

Marcus Allen, 73, football player

Ernest Lee Thomas, 73, actor

Ellia English, 62, actress

Marshall Faulk, 50, football player

Jermichael Finley, 37, football player


Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass

Rufus Thomas, 105, singer (d. 2001)

Teddy Pendergrass, 72, singer (d. 2010)


Richard Allen, 1831, AME Church founder (b. 1760)

Augusta Savage, 1962, sculptor (b. 1890)

Richard Allen
Richard Allen

Sekou Toure, 1984, 1st Pres. of Ghana (b. 1922)

Easy E, 1995, rapper (N.W.A.) (b. 1963)


1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the

term “gerrymander” to describe oddly shaped electoral

Easy E
Easy E

districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.

1863 – Voters in Virginia approve gradual emancipation

of slaves.

1937 – William H. Hastie becomes the 1st Black federal


1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the

George Foreman
George Foreman

island is officially secured by American forces.

1974 – George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 rounds

to win the heavyweight title in Caracas, Venezuela.

1982 – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release “Ebony &

Ivory” in the UK.

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam

Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.

1990 – 62nd Academy Awards: Driving Miss Daisy starring

Morgan Freeman wins.

1992 – Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years for rape of Desiree

Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney
Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney


1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kervorkian

guilty of second-degree murder for administering a

lethal injection to a terminally ill man.


Your sign’s elemental pair is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with the element. Your special connection with fire gives your personality of a spontaneous flame, which explains why you are such a self-starter. Although fire’s influence also gives you leadership qualities, its main influence can be found in your passion. When you are met with a challenge you feel is worthwhile, your fire burns with fortitude and determination. Embracing fire’s positive influences will be one of your greatest strengths, but be weary of the impatience that plagues all fire signs.