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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, November 7th, the 311th day of the year. There are 54

Tinnie Tempah

Tinnie Tempah

days remaining until the end of the year and 48 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National

Adoption Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut Butter

Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alexa Canady, 69, 1st black woman neuro-surgeon/educator

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier

Tinie Tempah, 30, rapper

Justin Gilbert, 27, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Melvin “Slappy” White, 1995, comedian (b. 1921)

Joe Frazier, 2011, boxing legend (b. 1944)

Douglass Wilder

Douglass Wilder

ON THIS DATE IN…

1775 – Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army.

1837 – In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead at age

34 by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from

being destroyed a third time.

1841 – Slaves took over the Creole on route to New Orleans from Hampton and

steered it to the Bahamas.

Carl Stokes

Carl Stokes

1876 – Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale).

1955 – Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational

areas.

1967 – Carl B. Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio.

1970 – “Purlie” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances

1982 – “Your Arms are Too Short to Box” closes at Alvin NYC after 69 perfs

1989 – Douglas Wilder (D-Va.) elected 1st U..S black governor since

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

the Reconstruction.

1989 – New York City elects it’s 1st black mayor (Dinkins).

1991 – Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers.

1996 – NFL player/Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times.

2000 – Controversial presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush

v. Gore Supreme Court Case.

HOROSCOPE

As a Scorpio born on November 7th, your shy, artistic and determined nature define your personality. While others love to be center of attention, the limelight makes you uncomfortable. As shyness meets mystery, you rather carry out your work in private, working with great determination to meet your goals. You have a great appreciation for art and although you may have developed your own artistic abilities, you rarely expose your talents. You keep parts of yourself hidden, even from those that would swear to know everything about you.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, November 6th, the 310th day of the year. There are 55

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom

days remaining until the end of the year and 49 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage,

Aviation History Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National

Adoption Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut

Butter Lovers, National Sleep Comfort Month, Chemistry Week,

Saxophone Day

Benjamin Hooks

Benjamin Hooks

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Derrick Alexander, 48, football player

Thandie Newton, 46, actress

Lamar Odom, 40, basketball player

Vonta Leach, 37, football player

Patina Miller, 34, actress

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Absalom Jones, (b. 1746), abolitionist/clergyman (d. 1818)

Michael Schwerner, 74, civil rights worker (murdered in 1964)

DEATHS

William Wells Brown, 1884, novelist/dramatist (b. 1814)

Sadie Tanner Mosswell Alexander, 1989, attorney (b. 1898)

Howard Rollins Jr.

Howard Rollins Jr.

ON THIS DATE IN…

1901 – James Weldon Johnson & partner compose “Lift Every Voice & Sing”.

1962 – Edward W. Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts.

1973 – Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit.

1976 – Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP.

1981 – Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title.

1983 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota

Pres. Barack Obama

Pres. Barack Obama

Vikings.

1990 – Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

1993 – Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving.

1993 – Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.

1997 – SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year.

2012 – Barack Obama re-elected as U.S. President.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Scorpio born on November 6th, you are characterized by a shy and artistic demeanor. You are naturally sensitive and have grown to value artistic expression. You may enjoy music, art or writing, although you rarely expose these talents. You work hard to accomplish your goals, showing great determination in your efforts, but this also may be less-evident to others, as you rather complete your work out of the limelight. You use your reserve to distance yourself from others, which explains why your family and friends are still surprised to learn new things about you. These qualities only add to your mystery!

CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, November 5th,  the 309th day of the year. There are 56

Jerry Stackhouse

Jerry Stackhouse

days remaining until the end of the year and 50 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National

Adoption Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut Butter

Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort Month, Chemistry Week,

Gunpowder Day

Ike Turner

Ike Turner

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Mark West. 59, basketball player

Percy Snow, 52, football player

Jerry Stackhouse, 45, basketball player

O.J. Mayo, 31, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ike Turner, 88, guitarist (Ike & Tina Turner)(d. 2007)

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

DEATHS

Bobby Nunn, 1986, singer (The Coasters) (b. 1925)

Eddie Harris, 1996, saxophonist/composer (b. 1934)

Billy Guy, 2002, singer (The Coasters) (b. 1936)

Charles V. Bush, 2012, African-American pioneer (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1926 – Negro History Week launched by Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

1935 – Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit

Donald Murray, a black man.

1956 – The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program

to be hosted by an African-American.

1968 – Shirley Chisholm became 1st Black woman to serve in Congress;

Eight other Blacks elected to political office in the South.

1974 – Black Caucus raised to 17.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

1981 – Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for

drug trafficking, conspiracy, & possession of cocaine.

1994 – George Foreman. 45, KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing

heavyweight championship.

1996 – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice

as AL Rookie of the Year.

HOROSCOPE

As a Scorpio born on November 5th, your artistic talents are matched with a shy and determined personality. You have a gift for the arts, although you may not expose these talents often. You are determined in your efforts and will always do the work necessary to reach your goals. While talented, you have no desire for the limelight and would much rather carry out your work in private, behind the scenes, which explains why others find you so mysterious. Your need for secrecy also carries over to your personal life, as there are many parts of yourself that you hide, even from your closest friends. While your family and friends appreciate your many positive qualities, they are frustrated in knowing that you keep things from them.

CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, November 4th, the 308th day of the year. There are 57

Najee

Najee

days remaining until the end of the year and 51 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American History Month,

Aviation History Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National

Adoption Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut

Butter Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort Month, Chemistry

Week, King Tut Day

Sean "Diddy" Combs

Sean “Diddy” Combs

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Najee, 62, jazz musician

Bubba McDowell, 53, football player

Kool Rock, 53, rapper (Fat Boys)

Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50, rapper/record producer

Orlando Pace, 44, football player

Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

Vince Wilfork, 38, football player

Devin Hester, 37, football player

Dez Bryant, 31, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lorenzen Wright, 44, basketball player (d. 2010)

DEATHS

Bill & Camille Cosby

Bill & Camille Cosby

Art Tatum, 1956, jazz pianist/composer (b. 1910)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1879 – Black inventor, Thomas Elkins patents refrigeration apparatus.

1959 – Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP.

1987 – NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 &

Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989.

1988 – Bill & Camille Cosby gave unprecedented gift $20 million to Spellman

Pres. Barack Obama

Pres. Barack Obama

College.

1989 – First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ

Nets, 111-106.

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected

President of the United States

HOROSCOPE

Being a Scorpio born on November 4th, you are known for will power, shyness and artistic abilities. You are determined in your efforts and will put in a great deal of effort to meet goals. Although you may be very talented, especially in the arts, you do not require attention, you actually shun it. You are most comfortable working behind the scenes and out of the limelight. This tendency often causes others to see you as mysterious. You take the same shyness into your relationships, your friends are often shocked when a new part of your personality emerges that had previously been kept hidden.

CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, November 3rd,  the 307th day of the year. There are 58

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

days remaining until the end of the year and 52 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, National

Epilepsy Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort

Month, Chemistry Week, Housewife’s Day, Sandwich Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Larry Holmes, 70, boxer

Mike Evans

Mike Evans

Kym Hampton, 57, basketball player

Leslie Shepherd, 50, basketball player

Sticky Fingaz, 46, singer

Derrick Alexander, 46, football player

Tariq Abdul Wahad, 46, basketball player

Darren Sharper, 44, basketball player

Jermaine Jones, 38, soccer player

Diff'rent Strokes

Diff’rent Strokes

Johnny Knox, 33, football player

Colin Kaepernick, 32, football player

Cameron 32, wrestler

Ty Lawson, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Mike Evans, 69, actor (Lionel-All In The Family, Jeffersons) (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Skip James, 1969, blues musician (b. 1902)

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

ON THIS DATE IN…

1883 – Race riots in Danville, Virginia, 4 blacks killed.

1883 – U.S. Supreme Court decides Native Americans can’t be Americans.

1920 – “Emperor Jones” opens at Provincetown Theater.

1956 – “Wizard of Oz” 1st televised (CBS-TV).

1964 – LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for president.

Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun

1970 – Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award.

1974 – Harold Ford elected U.S. Congressman from Tennessee.

1978 – First broadcast of “Diff’rent strokes” on NBC TV.

1983 – Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)

1988 – Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera’s nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with

skinheads at TV taping.

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

1992 – Bill Clinton (D) wins U.S. presidential election over President Bush (R).

1992 – Carol Moseley Braun elected first black woman in U.S. Senate.

1997 – California law ends affirmative action.

2009 – 23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson &

Chaka Khan win.

HOROSCOPE

As a Scorpio born on November 3rd, you are well known for your artistic talent, shyness and strong will. Similar to all Scorpios, your determination and will power is strong, which is why you are always capable of getting the job done. Although you have many talents, some of them artistic, you have no desire to be the center of attention. You are much more comfortable working behind the scenes to meet your goals. Your friends and family value your sensitivity, although they are sometimes left in the dark about your true feelings. You keep a large part of yourself hidden from the outside world, which may explain why others find you to be intriguingly mysterious.

 

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, November 2nd,  the 306th day of the year. There are 59

days remaining until the end of the year and 53 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National Adoption

Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month,

National Sleep Comfort Month, Chemistry Week, Deviled Egg Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Carter Beaufield, 62, drummer

Willie McGee, 61, baseball player

Lauren Velez, 55, actress

Stevie J., 48, singer

Nelly, 45, rapperMartin Luther King picture

Prodigy, 45, rapper (Mobb Deep)

Roddy White, 38, football player

Darren Young, 36, wrestler

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Toni Stone, 1996, first woman baseball in a men’s league (b. 1921)Mike Tyson picture 3

Walt Bellamy, 2013, basketball player (b. 1941)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1835 – 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola.

1954 – Charles C Diggs Jr. elected Michigan’s 1st black

congressman.

1983 – President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther

Jr. holiday.Jermaine Jackson picture

1987 – Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

1988 – Mexican radio station erroneously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash.

1991 – Jermaine Jackson releases “Word to the Badd!!” anti Michael song.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Scorpio born on November 2nd, your personality is defined by your shyness, artistic aptitude and determination. While others gravitate to the limelight, you are much more comfortable working in the background. Similarly, you take the same reserve in your personal relationships, choosing not to expose too much over yourself even in your closest relationships. You may have talents in music, art, writing or another creative outlet, although you may choose to keep these talents hidden. This tendency only adds to your mystery.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, November 1st,  the 305th day of the year. There are 60

Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp

days remaining until the end of the year and 54 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Aviation History Month,

Child Safety Protection Month, National Adoption Awareness

Month, National Epilepsy Month, Native American Heritage

Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort

Month, Chemistry Week, All Saint’s Day

Walter Payton

Walter Payton

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ronald Bell, 68, saxophonist (Kool & The Gang)

Willie D, 53, hip hop artist (The Geto Boys)

Diane Parrish, 50, actress

Coco Crisp, 50, baseball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

John J. Johnson

John J. Johnson

DEATHS

Walter Payton, 1999, Hall of Fame football player (b. 1954)

Mac Dre, 2004, rapper (b. 1970)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” first presented.

1787 – First free school in New York City, African Free School, opens.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

1910 – First issue of “Crisis” published by editor W.E.B. DuBois.

1920 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones” premieres in New York City.

1942 – John H. Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest.

1945 – First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H. Johnson.

1946 – Charles S. Johnson becomes 1st Black president of Fisk University.

1950 – 1st Black player in NBA, Celtic’s Charles Cooper, Ft Wayne, Indiana.

1951 – Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas

awards.

1951 – Jet magazine founded by John H. Johnson.

1968 – Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system

(G, M, R, X).

1990 – Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts.

1991 – Judge Clarence Thomas formally seated as 106th associate justice

of the U.S. Supreme Court.

HOROSCOPE

As a Scorpio born on November 1st, you are known for your ambition, passion and outer reserve. You have a passion that defines your inner-self. Your passion materializes as an ambition for success that leaves you unsatisfied being anything but the best. While your friends and family admire your drive, they may be most impressed with your ability to remain calm and collected in any situation. Your outer self is so reserved that others struggle to understand your true intentions at times.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, October 31st, the 304th day of the year. There are 61 days

Glen "Doc" Rivers

Glen “Doc” Rivers

remaining until the end of the year and 55 days remaining until Christmas. Today

is Halloween!

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Cookie Month,

Computer Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

National Diabetes Month, Lupus Month, National Pizza Month,

Willow Smith

Willow Smith

National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood

Month, Increase Your Psychic Powers Day, Happy Halloween!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

John Lucas, 66, basketball player/coach

Glenn “Doc” Rivers, 58, basketball player/coach

Fred McGriff, 56, baseball player

Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters

Blue Edwards, 54, basketball player

Antonio Davis, 51, basketball player

Lil’ JJ, 29, actor

Willow Smith, 19, actress/singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ethel Waters, 123, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather) (d. 1977)

Rosalind Cash

Rosalind Cash

Bernard Edwards, 67, bassist/producer (Chic) (d. 1996)

DEATHS

Rosalind Cash, 1995, actress (b. 1939)

Maurice Lucas, 2010, basketball player (b. 1952)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1899 – William F. Burr patents switching device for railways.

1945 – Booker T. Washington entered Hall of Fame of Great Americans.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

1961 – Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated

playing fields are illegal.

1968 – President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam.

1993 – Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Scorpio born on October 31st, your calm, ambitious and passionate personality defines you. You strive for success, which explains why you are dissatisfied with anything other than being the best. Passion runs deep within you and pushes you to conquer challenges and meet your goals. Although you are highly ambitious and driven, you maintain an outer calm, much to the surprise of your friends, coworkers, peers and family.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, October 30th, the 303rd day of the year. There are 62

Otis Williams

Otis Williams

days remaining until the end of the year and 56 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Cookie Month,

Computer Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus

Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Vegetarian Month,

National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month,

National Candy Corn Day, Mischief Night

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Eddie Holland, 80, singer/songwriter

Norman West, 80, singer (Soul Children)

Otis Williams, 78, singer (Temptations)

Paul Miller, 59, actor

Phil Chenier, 69, basketball player

Michael Beach, 56, actor

Charnele Brown, 54, actress (Kim-A Different World)

Nia Long

Nia Long

Nia Long, 49, actress

Maurice Taylor, 43, basketball player

Eva Marcille, 35, model

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Jam Master Jay, 2002, rapper/DJ (Run DMC) (b. 1965)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1829 – David Walker, a free born Black, is the first to oppose slavery

Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay

through the press.

1868 – John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to U.S.

Congress.

1954 – U.S. Defense Department announces elimination of all racially

segregated regiments.

1979 – Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor

Birmingham, Alabama.

HOROSCOPE

As a Scorpio born on October 30th, you present an outwardly cool demeanor and great inner passion. Although you appear calm and calculated to others, you actually possess a deep inner passion and fire. You strive for success in all that you do, which explains why second place often leaves you dissatisfied. You will work tirelessly to meet your goals and desired level of success. Your friends and family admire you for these qualities.

CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, October 29th, the 302nd day of the year. There are 63

Melba Moore

Melba Moore

days remaining until the end of the year and 57 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month,

Clergy Appreciation Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus

Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Vegetarian Month,

National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month,

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Hermit Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Melba Moore, 74, singer/actress

Randy Jackson, 58, singer (Jacksons)

Gabrielle Union, 47, actress

Tracee Ellis Ross, 47, actress

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Travis Henry, 41, football player

Maurice Clarett, 36, football player

Cleopatra Coleman, 32, actress

Daniel Thomas, 32, football player

Marcus Lattimore, 28, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

DEATHS

Pearl Primus, 1994, dancer (b. 1919)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1929 – “Black Tuesday” Stock Market crashes triggers “Great Depression”.

1949 – Alonzo G. Moron becomes the first African American president of

Hampton Institute in Va.

1950 – Cleveland Browns’ Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain

Rumble in the Jungle

Rumble in the Jungle

in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7

1960 – Muhammad Ali’s (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney

Hunsaker in 6.

1969 – Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation “at once”.

1974 – Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in the “Rumble in the

Jungle”.

1982 – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release “Girl is Mine”.

1987 – Thomas Hearns wins unprecedented 4th different weight

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

boxing title

2004 – The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an

excerpt from a

video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first

admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks

and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Scorpio born on October 29th, your personality is characterized by ambition and passion. Your inner self is defined by your strong passion and drive for success. While others may turn away from challenges, you will work tirelessly to conquer all that is standing in between you and your goals. Your inner ambition is often covered by an outer reserved, that remains calm and cool in most situations. This unique combination of passion and reserve is greatly admired by your friends and family.