CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, August 7th, he 219th day of the year. There are 146

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

Hemisphere.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance Awareness

Month, Peach Month

Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Pope, 82, singer (Tams)

Alan Page, 73, football legend/jurist

Alan Keyes, 68, politician/diplomat

Harold Perrineau, 55, actor

Tony Stargell, 52, football player

David Mann

David Mann

David Mann, 52, actor

Chico Bennyman, 44, actor

Beanie Wells, 30, football player

DeMar DeRosen, 29, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ralph Bunche, 114, political scientist/diplomat, Nobel Prize

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

laureate (d. 1971)

Herb Reed, 90, musician (The Platters) (d. 2012)

Magic Slim, 81, guitarist (d. 2013)

DEATHS

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)

ON THIS DATE IN…

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.

HOROSCOPE

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

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, August 6th, the 218th day of the year.  There are 147

David Robinson

David Robinson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Randy DeBarge, 60, singer/bass player (DeBarge)

Regina Carter, 51, violinist

Chelsee Healey

Chelsee Healey

Dale Ellis, 58, basketball player

Charles Ingram, 54, reality star

David Robinson, 53, basketball player

Merrin Dungey, 46, actress

Ray Lucas, 46, football player/sportscaster

Seneca Wallace, 38, football player

Chelsee Healey, 29, actress

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Tre Mason, 24, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Rick James, 2004, singer/songwriter/producer (b. 1948)

Dan Roundfield, 2012, basketball player (b. 1953)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1870 – White conservatives suppressed black vote & captured Tennessee

Rick James

Rick James

legislature.

1965 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into

law.

1966 – Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title.

1972 – Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st home runs for Braves (record for 1 team).

1973 – Roberto Clemente inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1973 – Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma.

1984 – Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics.

1991 – WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is the Leo’s paired element and you actually have a cardinal connection to the element. The influence of fire can been seen in the way you passionately and energetically take on life. When you find something interesting or challenging, you tackle it with great fortitude and determination. While this is not only impressive to those around you, it is also one of your greatest talents. Be weary of fire’s negative influences, because if you let your enthusiasm burn to strongly, you may become impulsive and impatient.

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Today is Sunday, August 5th, the 217th day of the year.  There are 148

Ja'net Dubois

Ja’net Dubois

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Awareness Month, Peach Month, National Simplify Your

Life Week, National Clown Day, National Underwear Day,

National Hangover Day, National Mustard Day, Campfire Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ja’net Dubois, 73, actress (Good Times)

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing

Chip Fields, 67, actress

Patrick Ewing, 56, basketball player/coach

Otis Thorpe, 56, basketball player

Funkmaster Flex, 50, rapper/producer/radio host

DeRay Davis, 50, actor

Kent King, 44, actress

George Duke

George Duke

Carl Crawford, 37, baseball player

Lolo Jones, 36, track star

Vanessa Simmons, 35, reality star

Dawn Richard, 35, singer

C.J. Spiller, 31, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Garrett A. Morgan

Garrett A. Morgan

James A. Healy, 188, 1st black bishop in America (d. 1900)

Gertrude E. Durden Rush, 138, composer/playwright 9d. 1962)

DEATHS

James Augustine Healy, 1900, black Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1830)

George Duke, 2013, singer/songwriter/keyboard player/producer (b. 1946)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1624 – William of Jamestown Va. is the 1st black child born in English America.

Evelyn Ashford

Evelyn Ashford

1864 – Gunner, John Lawson earned Congressional Medal.

1914 – The first electric traffic lights, invented by Garrett Morgan installed in

Cleveland.

1936 – At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal.

1950 – Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain heavyweight boxing title.

1957 – American Bandstand debuts on the ABC television network.

1962 – Nelson Mandela imprisoned in South Africa. He would not be

released until 1990.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

1966 – Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march.

1970 – Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail.

1975 – Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown.

1979 – Willie Mays inducted in Hall of Fame.

1984 – Track and Field stars Evelyn Ashford and Edwin Moses win gold

medals in the Los Angeles Olympics.

1992 – 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge.

HOROSCOPE

As a Leo born on August 5th, your personality is dominated by your humorous and optimistic nature. While others choose to stay on the sidelines, you gravitate to the spotlight. You love to make people laugh and always try to impress your peers with quick whit and clever observations. While this attribute is enough to gain you many friends, people also appreciate your positive outlook. Your close friends and family never seem to get over your ability to make the best out of a bad situation.
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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, August 4th,  the 216th day of the year.   There are 149

Paul Mooney

Paul Mooney

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Awareness Month, Peach Month, U.S. Coast Guard Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Paul Mooney, 77, comedian

Pres. Barack Obama

Pres. Barack Obama

Greg Foster, 60, hurdler

Pres. Barack Obama, 57, 44th President of the United States

Clyde Simmons, 54, football player

Marques Houston, 36, rapper

Tiffany Evans, 25, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Prince

Prince

Robert Purvis, 207, abolitionist (d. 1898)

Louis Armstrong, 117, trumpeter/singer (d. 1971)

Iceberg Slim, 100, author (d. 1992)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

Marques Houston

Marques Houston

1875 – The Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati.

1896 – W.S. Grant patented the curtain rod support.

1936 – “Long” John Woodruff wins an Olympic gold medal in the 800m run.

1964 – Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James

Cheney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21st.

1969 – Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium.

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Keenan Ivory Wayans

1980 – Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills.

1984 – Prince’s “Purple Rain” album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks.

1985 – “Dreamgirls” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances.

1993 – A federal judge sentences Los Angeles police officers Stacey Koon

and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney

King’s civil rights.

1997 – “Keenan Ivory Wayans Show” premieres on Fox TV.

HOROSCOPE

As a natural people person, there are a variety of careers open for you to pursue. Careers where people skills are key, such as sales or public relations may be a perfect fit. If you are more artistically inclined, a career in entertainment could put your creativity to good use. You may have the perfect amount of understanding, optimism and people skills to be a great leader. If this interests you, look to the political careers of Barack Obama and Elizabeth the Queen Mother for inspiration, as they were both also born on August 4th.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, August 3rd, the 215th day of the year. There are 150

Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance Awareness

Month, Peach Month, National Watermelon Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

B.B. Dickerson, 69, bass player/songwriter (War)

DJ Spinderella

DJ Spinderella

Isaiah Washington, 55, actor

Nate McMillan, 54, basketball player/coach

DJ Spinderella, 47, DJ/rapper/producer (Salt-n-Pepa)

Michael Ealy, 45, actor

Jourdan Dunn, 28, model

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Syreeta Wright, 72, singer/songwriter (d. 2004)

Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy

DEATHS

Bubba Smith, 2011, football player/actor (b. 1945)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1492 – Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with his 3 ships Santa Maria,

Pinta and Niña from Spain for the “Indies”.

1800 – Gabriel Prosser leads slave revolt in Richmond, Va.

Syreeta Wright

Syreeta Wright

1908 – Allenworth Township established in California for former slaves.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe,

at the Berlin Olympics.

1948 – Cleveland’s Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings.

1949 – Basketball Association of America & National Basketball

League merge to form National Basketball Association

Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith

1986 – Willie McCovey inducted in Hall of Fame.

1989 – Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons.

HOROSCOPE

The Sun is the planetary ruler of your sign, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive Jupiter’s planetary influence. The Sun’s power manifests in your willpower, creativity and individuality. Jupiter’s influence is reflected in your unique optimism, idealism and generosity. Your planetary combination makes you the most optimistic of all the Leo Decans. Your love for life is unmatched and you greatly enjoy any chance to experience a new place or new people. Though tempting, take care not to lose your positive outlook, as it will be rewarded.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, August 2nd.   the 214th day of the year. There are 151

Apollonia Kotero

Apollonia Kotero

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Simplify Your Life Week,

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

“Fat” Larry James, 69, drummer (Fat Larry’s Band)

Cedric Ceballos

Cedric Ceballos

Apollonia Kotero, 59, singer/actress (Apollonia 6)

Cedric Ceballos, 49, basketball player

Angel Conwell, 34, actress

Golden Tate, 29, football player

Skylar Diggins, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins

James Baldwin, 94, author/poet/playwright (d. 1987)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1847 – William A. Leidesdorff launches first steamboat in San Francisco Bay.

1850 – William Still started the “Underground Railroad”.

1920 – Marcus Garvey presents his “Back To Africa” program in New York City.

Rick James

Rick James

1982 – Oakland’s Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season.

1983 – US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination

1986 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts).

1991 – Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is your paired element, and as Leo, you are the only zodiac sign with a cardinal relationship with the element. As though powered by an undying flame, you tackle challenges with passion and enthusiasm. Your flame rarely falters, as you remain confident in almost any scenario you find yourself in. Embracing these qualities of fire will be key for you life successes. Be aware of fire’s negative influences, which include impatience, impulsiveness and egotism.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, August 1st, the 213th day of the year. There are 152

Robert Cray

Robert Cray

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, National Simplify Your Life Week,

National Girlfriends Day, National Mountain Climbing Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Cliff Branch, 70, football player

Chuck D

Chuck D

Robert Cray, 64, singer/guitarist

Chuck D, 58, rapper/producer

Coolio, 55, rapper/producer

Stacey Augmon, 50, basketball player/coach

Roshumba Williams, 49, model

Tempestt Bledsoe, 45, actress

Tempestt Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe

Van Vicker, 40, actor

Chris Williams, 40, actor

Edgerrin James, 40, football player

Elijah Kelley, 32, actor/singer/dancer

Mike Wallace, 32, football player

Austin Rivers, 26, basketball player

MTV

MTV

Lee Thomas III, 24, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Benjamin E Mays, 113, educator (d. 1984)

Ron Brown, 77, 30th U.S. Secretary of Commerce (d. 1996)

Trevor Berbick, 63, boxer (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Julius Erving

Julius Erving

Korey Stringer, 2001, football player (b. 1974)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1619 – 1st African Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia.

1834 – Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire – Slavery

Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect.

1867 – Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South

(Tenn).

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

1942 – Race riots in Harlem, New York

1944 – Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from

East.

1960 – Aretha Franklin’s 1st recording session.

1960 – Chubby Checker releases “The Twist”.

1961 – Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National

Urban League.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

1964 – Arthur Ashe is the first black named to the U.S. Davis Cup

team.

1974 – Virginia Squires trade Julius “Dr J” Erving to NY Nets

1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its

first video.

1987 – Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 rounds for heavyweight

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

boxing title.

1993 – Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopers-

town,  New York.

1996 – Michael Johnson is the first man to win gold medals in the both

the 200 and 400-meter runs, breaking his own world record.

HOROSCOPE

As a Leo born on August 1st, you are characterized by your highly extroverted nature. You are energized by new people and use your warm personality to be quite charming. While others are fearful of the spotlight, you actively seek it, as you thrive in situations where you are the center of attention. Similarly, you are a natural leader and rarely hesitate to take control of situations. Although your friends and family may find you a bit overbearing at time, your loving nature easily melts away their frustrations.

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Today is Tuesday, July 31st, the 213th day of the year. There are 153

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for Weddings, Mutt’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Leaveil Degree, 70, singer (Whispers)

Deval Patrick, 62, 71st Governor of Massachusetts

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

Stanley Jordan, 61, guitarist/songwriter

Wesley Snipes, 56, actor

David Shaw, 45, football coach

DeMarcus Ware, 36, football player

Brian Orakpo, 31, football player

A.J. Green, 30, football player

David Stones, 29, rapper

DeMarcus Ware

DeMarcus Ware

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Roy Milton, 111, singer/drummer (d. 1983)

Whitney Young, 97, civil rights activist (d. 1971)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1874 – Rev. Patrick Healy inaugurated as president of Georgetown

Whitney Young

Whitney Young

University.

1960 – Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a

black state.

1987 – Eddie Murray hits his 300th home run.

1988 – Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball’s

Hall of Fame.

HOROSCOPE

The Sun is the ruling planet of your sign, but because you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive twice the Sun’s planetary influence. The Sun’s power manifests in individuality, ego and creativity, which explains why these traits are so heavily tied to your personality. You often find that you hate to rely on others, instead preferring to handle things yourself. You use your outgoing personality to disguise any insecurities you may possess, which is a social skill you take great pride in. Your inherent pride is one of your greatest assets, but it can become detrimental if you allow it to evolve into arrogance.

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Today is Monday, July 30th, the 211th day of the year. There are 154

Anita Hill

Anita Hill

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for Weddings, National Cheesecake Day, National Father-

in-Law Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

Thomas Sowell, 88, author/activist

Buddy Guy, 82, singer/guitarist

Anita Hill, 62, lawyer/academic

Bill Cartwright, 61, basketball player/coach

Laurence Fishburne, 57, actor

Reggie Roby, 57, football player

Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox, 54, actress

Terry Crews, 50, actor/football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1822 – James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

Zion Church.

 1839 – Slave rebels, take over the slave ship, Amistad.

1863 – President Lincoln issues “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner

for every black prisoner shot.

1866 – New Orleans’ Democratic government orders police to raid

an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

1908 – John Hope became the 1st Black president of Morehouse College.

1945 – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. is elected congressman from Harlem.

1965 – Duke Ellington’s “Golden Brown & the Green Apple” premieres.

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965

into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign

as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to “get dirt”

on Dave Winfield.

HOROSCOPE

The Leo’s paired element is fire and you actually are the only zodiac sign with a fundamental connection to the element. It is fire’s influence that causes you to be a natural self-starter. Once you find an interest, your determination and passion burn deeply, which explains why you can work tirelessly to get the job done. Embracing fire’s influence will play a key role in your future successes, but be weary that an overindulgence in fire can lead to a bit of egotism and impulsiveness.

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Today is Sunday, July 29th, the 210th day of the year.  There are 155

Wanya Morris

Wanya Morris

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for Weddings, National Lasagna Day, National Chicken Wing Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Cox, 55, DJ

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas

Henry James, 53, basketball player

Monica Calhoun, 46, actress

Wanya Morris, 44, singer

Danger Mouse, 40, singer

Ronald Murray, 39, basketball player

Hona Costello, 28, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson

Alexandre Dumas, 194, author (Three Musketeers)

Chester Hines, 109, crime novelist

Charlie Christian, 102, guitarist (d. 1942)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1794 – African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated.

1895 – 1st National Conference of Colored Women Convention in Boston.

Lou Brock

Lou Brock

1957 – Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing

title.

1974 – 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary

Committee.

1974 – St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Leo born on July 29th, you are well known for being a confident people person. While others try to avoid the spotlight at all cost, you love being the center of attention. You make an effort to maintain a loving and warm personality, but you cannot help but take control of situations as you are most comfortable in the leadership role. Though you may be a bit dramatic at times, you are well liked by your peers, co-workers and friends.

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