CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, October 26 is the 299th day of the year.  There are 66

days remaining until the end of the year and 60 days remaining

until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, American Pharmacist Month, Clergy

Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month, Domestic

Violence Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Diabetes

Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, National

Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood Month, National Mincemeat Day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chuck Foreman, 71, football player

Bootsy Collins, 70, singer/bassist

James Pickens, Jr., 66, TV actor

Roger Kingdom, 59, hurdler

Jessie Armstead, 51, football player

Phaedra Parks, 47, reality star

Lyrical, 44, entrepreneur

Monta Ellis, 36, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Mahalia Jackson, 110, gospel singer (d. 1972)

Edward W. Brooke, 102, politician (d. 2015)

DEATHS

Hattie McDaniel, 1952, actress (b. 1895)

Louise Beavers, 1962, actor (b. 1902)

ON THIS DATE IN:

1810 – U.S. annexes western Florida.

1868 – White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La.

1921 – Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia.

1927 – Duke Ellington sings “Creole Love Song”.

1968 – George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games

(Heavyweight boxing).

1977 – Dr. Clifford R Wharton Jr. named chancellor of State University of

New York.

1988 – Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory

service.

2001 – The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

HOROSCOPE

As a Scorpio born on October 26th, you have the unique gifts of passion, ambition and composure. You’re cool, calm and collected in most things, preferring to be calculated in life. You are never content with second place, as you are only satisfied being the best in all that you do. This drive for success creates an inner passion that drives your work and efforts. While others may quit in the face of adversity, you only dig in deeper, working tirelessly to overcome challenges.