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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 22nd,  the 82nd day of the year . There are 284

George Benson

George Benson

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, National Goof Off Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

George Benson, 76, jazz singer/guitarist

Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills

Charles “Chuck” Jackson, 76, singer (Independents)

Don Chaney, 74, basketball player/coach

Stephanie Mills, 63, singer/actress

Brian Shaw, 54, basketball player/coach

Russell Maryland, 51, football player

Marcus Camby, 46, basketball player

Kelly Shanygne Williams, 44, actress

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1898 – J.W. Smith patents lawn sprinkler.

1956 – Musical “Mr Wonderful” with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC.

1967 – Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

1968 – State troopers sent to put down a student rebellion on Cheney St.

College Campus.

1972 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP.

2011- Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual

misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on March 22nd, you are well known for your fiery and passionate personality. Whether it is work or play, you have a strong passion to be the best at whatever you do. In your mind, it would be easy to equate second place with failure. You apply the same energy and enthusiasm to your social and family life. Your friends and loved ones would be the first to admit that they would gladly follow your leadership any day.

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 21st,  the 81st day of the year. There are 285

Russell Thompkins Jr.

Russell Thompkins Jr.

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 Worker’s Month, Fragrance Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Rosemary Stone, 75, singer/pianist (Sly & Family Stone)

Russell Thompkins Jr., 69, singer (Stylistics)

Sabrina Le Beauf, 63, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show)

Scott Williams, 52, basketball player

Yandy Smith, 37, reality star

Adrian Peterson, 35, football player

Soniqua Martin-Green, 35, actress

Al Freeman Jr.

Al Freeman Jr.

Diggy Simmons, 25, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Henry O. Flipper, 164, first African American West Point grad (d. 1940)

Drew Bundini Brown, 94, boxing coach (d. 1987)

Al Freeman Jr., 86, actor (d. 2012)

Solomon Burke, 80, singer (d. 2010)

DEATHS

Drew "Bundini" Brown

Drew “Bundini” Brown

Loleatta Holloway, 2011, singer (b. 1946)

Chinua Acheba, 2013, poet/novelist (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1492 – Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus.

1788 – Olaudah Equiano, a freed slave, petitions King George III and

Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

1946 – Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933.

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery,

Alabama.

1980 – On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot.

1985 – Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame.

2006 – Twitter makes its first tweet.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aries born on March 21st, your personality is defined by your energy and passion. In all matters of life that you feel to be worthwhile, you display a great amount of enthusiasm. This quality allows you to realize that there are few things capable of derailing your success. Your friends and family admire your passion, which probably explains why they seem to openly follow your lead.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, March 20th,  the 80th day of the year . There are 286

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

days remaining until the end of the year.  The first day of Spring!

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, International Earth Day,

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, Proposal Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Willie Brown, 86, politician

Spike Lee, 63, film director

Vanessa Bell Calloway, 63, actress

Rickey Jackson, 62, football player

Mookie Blaylock, 53, basketball player

Mannie Fresh, 50, music producer

Toure, 49, TV show host

Bianca Lawson, 41, actress

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height

Daniel Dormier, 41, MMA fighter

Freema Agyeman, 41, actress

Jamal Crawford, 40, basketball player

Toby Love, 35, singer

Sloane Stephens, 27, tennis player

Zonnique Pullins, 24, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

The O'Jays

The O’Jays

Marian Fleming Poe, 1974, activist (b. 1891)

George Howard, 1998, jazz saxophonist (b. 1956)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1852 – Harriett Beecher Stowe “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published (Boston).

1912 – Dr. Carter G. Woodson receives doctorate from Harvard University.

1965 – Civil and Women’s Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first

column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called

the “New York Amsterdam News”.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

1967 – The Supremes release “The Happening”.

1973 – Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death.

1976 – Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery.

1976 – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter released from prison.

1988 – Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.

1990 – L.A. Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbars #33.

1991 – Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records.

2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known

R Kelly

R Kelly

as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia

sheriff’s deputy dead.

2002 – 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O’Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia

Keyes wins.

2004 – 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson,

Outkast & Beyoncé win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 20th, you are well known for your passionate and experimental nature. When you feel something is worthwhile, you do not hesitate to devote time and effort to pursuing it. You bring this same intensity to all matters of life, which is especially true for loved ones. Your family and friends always appreciate your dedication to their well being. While many people only stick to what is familiar, you love new experiences and situations. You believe that almost everything is worth trying once.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 19th, the 79th day of the year. There are 287

Ruth Pointer

Ruth Pointer

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, Poultry Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ruth Pointer, 74, singer (Pointer Sisters)

Bun B, 47, rapper

E.J. Manuel

E.J. Manuel

Antonio Daniels, 45, basketball player

Ahmad Bradshaw, 34, football player

E.J. Manuel, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jackie “Moms” Mabley, 126, comedienne (d. 1975)

DEATHS

Luther Ingram, 2007, singer/songwriter (b. 1937)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Jackie "Moms" Mabley

Jackie “Moms” Mabley

1794 – Jay’s Treaty goes into effect.

1872 – T.J. Boyd, inventor, is awarded patent for apparatus for detaching

horses from carriages.

1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes.

1928 – “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago).

1968 – Howard University students seize administration building.

Jan Mazeliger

Jan Mazeliger

1971 – The Rev. Leon Sullivan elected to the board of directors of General

Motors.

1991 – NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona

not recognizing Martin Luther King Day.

1995 – Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers.

HOROSCOPE

As a Pisces born on March 19th, you are well known for your intensity and spirituality. You bring passion to all aspects of life. If there is something that sparks your interest, you will devote a great deal of time and energy to exploring it. Your intensity is especially true when it comes to your loved ones. Your family and friends would be the first to admit your dedication to their well being. Questions of life and spirituality often inhabit the inner workings of your mind, which explains why you are on a never-ending journey to discover the meaning of life.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday. March 18th,  the 78th day of the year. There are 288

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

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, Goddess of Fertility Day,

Supreme Sacrifice Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charley Pride, 82, country singer

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Melvin Gentry, 63, vocalist/guitarist (Midnight Star)

Irene Cara, 61, actress/singer

Vanessa L Williams, 57, actress/singer (1st African American Miss America)

Andre Rison, 53, football player

Queen Latifah, 50, rapper/singer/actress

Vonzell Solomon, 37, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

William H. Johnson, 119, Harlem Renaissance artist (d. 1970)

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett

Fred Shuttlesworth, 98, civil rights activist (d. 2011)

Wilson Pickett, 79, singer (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Robin Harris, 1990, comedian/actor (b. 1954)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – The Phoenix Society, a literary and educational group founded by

Blacks in New York City.

Robin Harris

Robin Harris

1877 – President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of

Washington, D.C.

1895 – 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia.

1942 – 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout

with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out.

1947 – Louis Lautier becomes the first Black congressional newsman.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

1982 – Singer Teddy Pendergrass’ spinal cord severed in a car accident.

1985 – Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle.

1991 – Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round.

1991 – Philadelphia ’76ers retire Wilt Chamberlain’s #13 jersey.

1992 – Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

1995 – Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 18th, your personality is defined by an experimental and passionate nature. While there are plenty of people who shy away from new experiences or situations, you are not among them. You have a truly adventurous spirit that will allow you to try anything once. As a result of your varied interests, you have gone through numerous phases of self expression. You take to all of life’s matters with intensity and passion. This is especially true when your loved ones are concerned, as you will wholeheartedly dedicate your times and efforts to your friends and family.

CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 17th,  the 77th day of the year. There are 289

Cito Gaston

Cito Gaston

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 Women’s History Month, National Peanut Month, National

Nutrition Month, Social Workers’ Month, Submarine Day, St. Patrick’s

Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton

Clarence Collins, 79, singer (The Imperials)

Cito Gaston, 76, baseball manager (1st Black to win World Series)

Harold Brown, 74, drummer (War)

Cynthia McKinney, 65, (Rep-D-Georgia)

Mathew St. Patrick, 53, actor

Tyrone Hill, 52, basketball player

Tamar Braxton, 43, singer

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin

Thomas Robinson, 29, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Bayard Rustin, 120, civil rights leader (d. 1987)

Nat “King” Cole, 109, singer (d. 1965)

Chuck Muncie, 67, football player (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

St Patrick, 461, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)

J. J. Jackson, 2004, television personality (b. 1941)

ON THIS DATE IN…

432 – St Patrick aged 16 is carried off to Ireland as a slave (traditional date).

1753 – 1st official St Patrick’s Day.

1836 – The newly declared Republic of Texas abolishes slavery.

1885 – William F. Cosgrove patents automatic stop plug for gas and oil pipes.

1886 – Carrollton Massacre (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed.

August Wilson

August Wilson

1890 – Charles B. Brooks patents street sweeper.

1976 – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is retried

1990 – Playwright, August Wilson wins Pulitzer Prize for “Piano Lesson”.

1992 – 18th People’s Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win

(Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV).

HOROSCOPE

As a Pisces born on March 17th, you are well known for spirituality and passion. The inner workings of your mind are full of spiritual and philosophical question, which explains why you may have spent a great deal of time dwelling on the meaning of life. Your spiritual side connects heavily to your intuition and at times, you allow it to be your guiding force. In all matters of life you display great passion and intensity. If you feel something is worthwhile, you will pursue it with great fortitude. Your passion is especially strong in relation to those you hold dear. You are always willing to devote time and effort to your loved ones.

CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, March 16th, the 76th day of the year. There are 290

Ozzie Newsome

Ozzie Newsome

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, Everything You Do Is Right Day,

Freedom of Information Day

Flava Flav

Flava Flav

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ozzie Newsome, 64, Hall of Fame football player/executive

Flavor Flav, 61, rapper/reality tv star

Mel Gray, 59, football player

Rodney Peete, 54, football player

Blu Cantrell, 44, singer

Danny Brown, 39, rapper

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Curtis Granderson Jr., 39, baseball player

Jhene Aiko, 32, singer

Jonica Booth 32, reality star

Blake Griffin, 31, basketball player

Tim Hardaway Jr., 28, basketball player

Sierra McClain, 26, actress

Tyrel Jackson Williams, 23, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell

DEATHS

Tammi Terrell, 1970, singer (You’re All I Need) (b. 1946)

T-Bone Walker, 1975, blues guitarist (b. 1911)

Bobby Smith, 2013, singer (b. 1937)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1869 – Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American

in the Senate.

Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III

1948 – Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of

good behavior.

1968 – My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die.

1971 – Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood.

1994 – Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

1996 – Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain

Heavyweight title.

2012 – George Clooney and other several prominent participants,

including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese

Embassy for civil disobedience.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 16th, your personality is characterized by an intense, experimental nature. You meet all life’s matters with passion and if something strikes your interest, you will pursue it with all your heart. This intensity is greatly appreciated by those closest to you, especially when your devotion is applied to your personal relationships. Although some people rarely stray away from what is familiar, you love the opportunity to try something new. You will truly try just about anything, even if its only once.

 

CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 15th, the 75th day of the year. There are 291

Sly Stone

Sly Stone

days remaining until the end of the year.  In the Roman calendar, March 15

was known as the Ides of March.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Irish American Heritage Month,

Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Red Cross Month,

National Peanut Month, National Women’s History Month, Social

Workers Month, National Nutrition Month, Incredible Kid Day,

Everything You Think is Wrong Day, Dumbstruck Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin

Sly Stone, 77, singer (Sly & the Family Stone)

Bobby Bond, 75, baseball player (father of Barry)

Howard Scott, 75, guitarist/singer (War)

Rockwell, 57, singer (Somebody’s Watching Me)

Mike Tomlin, 49, football coach

Will I Am, 46, singer

Young Buck, 40, rapper

Jabari Parker, 26, basketball player

Will.I.Am

Will.I.Am

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lightnin’ [Sam] Hopkins, 109, blues singer

DEATHS

Nate Dogg, 2011, rapper (b. 1969)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1827 – Freedom’s Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes.

1933 – NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination.

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson

1947 – John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in U.S. Navy.

1958 – Oscar Robertson of Cincinatti scores a NCAA midwest

region-record 56 pts.

1958 – Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff

game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled

1964 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson asks for a War on Poverty.

1965 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson asks congress to ensure everybody’s right

to vote.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton

1966 – Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

1968 – LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world”.

1988 – Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop.

1991 – 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King.

1994 – 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win.

HOROSCOPE

As a Pisces born on March 15th, your passion and open mindedness define you. In all matters of life, you bring intensity and passion. This explains why you will devote an endless amount of time and effort into anything that you feel are worthwhile, especially family/loved ones. While others prefer to stick to the familiar, you spend a lot of time experimenting. Since you are willing to try anything at least once, you have amassed a wide variety of interests.

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 14th, the 74th day of the year. There are 292

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

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 Women’s History Month, Social Workers’ Month, National

Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Bubble Week,

Crochet Week, National Pi Day, Learn About Butterflies Day, National

Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson

Potato Chip Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Quincy Jones, 87, composer/singer/producer

Wes Unseld, 74, Hall of Fame basketball player/executive

Penny Johnson, 59, actress

Tamara Tunnie, 61, actress

Elise Neal, 54, actress

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Gary Anthony Williams, 54, actor

Larry Johnson, 51, All-star basketball player

Stephen Curry, 32, Al-star basketball player

Anthony Bennett, 27, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, 77, lead singer of Ohio Players (d. 2013)

Kirby Puckett, 58, Hall of Fame basketball player (d. 2006)

DEATHS

Fannie Lou Hamer, 1977, civil rights activist (b. 1917)

Altovise Davis, 2009, an entertainer (Sammy Davis third wife) (b. 1943)

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

ON THIS DATE IN…

1821 – African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY).

1956 – Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League).

1967 – 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith.

1987 – NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during

spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl.

1987 – 13th People’s Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

(Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV).

1990 – 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win.

1992 – NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused

of rape.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Pisces born on March 14th, you are defined by an experimental and passionate nature. While there are plenty of people who fear change, you are not among them. You jump at any opportunity to have a new experience and will try anything once. As a result of your willingness to experiment, you have had several different phases, which have combined to define you today. In all matters of life, you display great passion and intensity. This especially applies to your loved ones, who you gladly lend your time, energy and support.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, March 13th, the 73rd day of the year. There are 293

Common

Common

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVATIONS  Irish American Heritage Month,

Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Red Cross Month,

National Women’s History Month, Social Workers Month, National

Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Bubble Week,

Crochet Week, Jewel Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Vance Johnson, 57, football player

Fred "Re Run" berry

Fred “Re Run” berry

Curtis Conway, 49, football player

Common, 48, rapper/actor

Bobby Jackson, 47, basketball player

Edgar Davis, 47, soccer player

Caron Butler, 40, basketball player

Toccarra Jones, 38, model

Joshua Allen, 31, dancer

Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Fred “Re-Run” Berry, 69, actor (What’s Happening) (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Leon Day, 1995, pitcher (Negro Leagues) (b. 1917)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1773 – Jean Baptist Ponte Du Sable founded Chicago.

1865 – Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers.

1869 – Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law.

Anita Baker

Anita Baker

1954 – Braves’ Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by

Hank Aaron.

1961 – Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight

boxing title.

1986 – 12th People’s Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep

win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV).

1988 – 14th People’s Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close

win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV).

1995 – 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win.

HOROSCOPE

As a Pisces born on March 13th, your intensity, experimentation and spirituality define you. You bring great passion to your life and are willing to devote time and energy to anything you feel is worthwhile. You have an ever-growing number of interests, as you are willing to try anything at least once. This also applies to your very sense of self, as may have gone through numerous phases of personal expression. Your outward self is paired with deep inner workings. Whether you realize it or not, you have been on a life-long quest to discover the meaning of life.