Today is Sunday, March 26th, the 85th day of the year. There are 280
days remaining until the end of the year.
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
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
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)
Sekou Toure, 1984, 1st Pres. of Ghana (b. 1922)
Easy E, 1995, rapper (N.W.A.) (b. 1963)
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the
term “gerrymander” to describe oddly shaped electoral
districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
1863 – Voters in Virginia approve gradual emancipation
1937 – William H. Hastie becomes the 1st Black federal
1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the
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.
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
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.