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Today is Friday, April 13th, the 103rd day of the year. There are 262

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Keep

America Beautiful Month, International Guitar Month, National Poetry

Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Organize Your Files Week, Scrabble Day, National Peach

Cobbler Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Al Green, 72, singer

Peabo Bryson, 67, singer

Wayne Lewis, 61, keyboardist (Atlantic Star)

Dana Barros, 51, basketball player

Ted Washington, 50, basketball player

Charles “Bo” Outlaw, 47, basketball player

Baron Davis, 39, basketball player

Quentin Richardson, 38, basketball player

Tyrone Griffin, 33, rapper

Josh Gordon, 27, football player

Melvin Gordon, 25, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lucy C. Laney, 164, educator (d. 1933)

Nella Larsen, 127, novelist (d. 1964)

Louis Johnson, 63, bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson) (d. 2015)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1907 – Harlem Hospital opens in New York, N.Y.

1944 – South Carolina rejects black suffrage.

1946 – Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League

champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama

1954 – Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron’s 1st game.

1964 – Sidney Portier won Academy Award for Best Actor.

1965 – 1st U.S. Senate Black page, Lawrence W. Bradford Jr., 16, appointed

by N.Y. Sen. Jacob Javits.

1997 – 61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18

under par).

2004 – Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays

on the all-time list.

2014 – Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO

welterweight boxing title.

HOROSCOPE 

As an Aries born on April 13th, your optimism and adventurous qualities are amongst your most defining qualities. You have the unique ability to see the best in most people or situations, which allows you to stay upbeat and positive. Your optimistic world view is paired nicely with your fun-loving sense of adventure. You never shy away from an opportunity to have a new and exciting experience. There is little that you would not try at least once, as you are a true adventurer at heart.

 

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Today is Thursday, April 12th, the 102nd day of the year.  There are 263

days remaining until the end of year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awarness

Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Organize Your Files Week,

Big Wind Day, National Only Child Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alex Briley

Alex Briley

Herbie Hancock, 78, pianist/composer

Alex Briley, 71, singer (Village People)

Lois Reeves, 70, singer (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas)

Marvin Johnson, 64, boxer

J Alexander, 59, model

Michael Jackson, 49, football player

Ted Ginn Jr., 33, football player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Ralph Wiley

Ralph Wiley

Herbert Mills, 102, singer (Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)

Ralph Wiley, 66, journalist (d. 2004)

DEATHS

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945, President of the United States (b. 1882)

Josephine Baker, 1975, entertainer (b. 1907)

Joe Louis, 1981, boxer (b. 1914)

Sugar Ray Robinson, 1989, boxer (b. 1921)

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1787 – Philadelphia’s Free African Society is formed.

1862 – The Civil War begins with Confederate troops firing on Fort

Sumter, in the harbor of Charlestown, South Carolina.

1869 – North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan law.

1945 – Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.

1961 – Ray Charles wins 4 Grammys at the 3rd Annual Grammy Awards.

1963 – Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful civil

rights demonstrators.

1980 – BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania forms.

1983 – Harold Washington is elected Chicago’s 1st Black mayor.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

1989 – 3rd annual Soul Train Awards:  Anita Baker and Bobby Brown

win.

1990 – James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving

15 months.

1999 – Pres. Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving

“intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil suit.

HOROSCOPE

Your social gifts and quick mind give you the opportunity for success in numerous fields, so your greatest challenge may be settling on one. You could stick to a traditional career, such as education, business or teaching, but your need for new experiences may lead you to take exciting chances with your career. While you may not reach the national fame of David Letterman, who was also born on April 12th, your innate charm and upbeat give you many followers in media or journalism. With your adventurous personality, you may be drawn to the world of entertainment or television, not unlike Ed O’Neill, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

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Today is Wednesday, April 11th, the 101st day of the year.  There are 264

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month

Tony Brown

Tony Brown

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness

Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, Eight Track Tape

Day, Barber Shop Quartet Day, National Submarine Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Tony Brown, 85, journalist

Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, 79, musician

Michael Ray Richardson, 63, basketball player

Mark Higgs, 52, football player

David Banner, 44, rapper

Donald Brown, 31, football player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus,(b. 145 A.D.), Roman Emperor (d. 211)

Meshach Taylor, 72, actor (d. 2014)

DEATHS

June Pointer, 2006, singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)

Roscoe Lee Brown, 2007, actor (b. 1925)

Don Blackman, 2013, singer (b. 1953)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1865 – Abraham Lincoln urges a spirit of generous reconciliation during

Reconstruction.

June Pointer

June Pointer

1881 – Spellman College is founded in Atlanta, Ga. as the Atlanta Baptist

Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African American

women.

1956 – Singer, Nat King Cole is attacked on stage at the Birmingham Theater

by whites.

1966 – Emmett Ashford becomes the 1st Black major league umpire.

1967 – Harlem voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

1968 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting

discrimination in sale, rental and financing of housing.

1970 – Apollo 13 is launched to the Moon; unable to land, it returns in 6

days.

1972 – Benjamin Hooks is named to the FCC.

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

1976 – The Apple I is created.

1981 – Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1993 – 450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility and

continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions,

as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners for tuberculosis

against their religious beliefs.  It was Easter Sunday.

HOROSCOPE

The Aries is under the planetary rule of Mars, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive a generous helping of Jupiter’s planetary power. While it is the power of Mars that is responsible for your assertiveness, action and vigor, it is the special influence of Jupiter that contributes to your optimism, generosity and desire for truth. More so than any of the Aries Decans, your planetary influence makes you interested in learning. Throughout life you may delve into many topics, such as philosophy or religion. Although you may have the mind of the dreamer, you also have a passion for the finer things in life. Your greatest challenge will be overcoming the unrealistic sides of your optimism, so take time to consider the realistic consequences of your actions. In love, find a partner that does not take advantage of your optimistic and generous nature, but shares in your passion for life.

 

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Today is Tuesday,  April 10th, the 100th day of the year.  There are 265

days remaining until the end of the year.

 "Babyface"

“Babyface”

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness

Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, Golfer’s Day,

Siblings Day

Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bunny Wailer, 71, singer/percussionist (The Wailers)

Mel Blount, 70, football player

Ken Griffey, Sr., 68, baseball player

Babyface, 59, singer

Terry Teagle, 58, basketball player

Little Eva

Little Eva

Olivia Brown, 58, actress

Tim Alexander, 53, drummer

Orlando Jones, 50, actor

Q-tip, 48, rapper/actor

Kenny Lattimore, 48, singer

Nerlens Noel, 24, basketball player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Bobbie Smith, 82, singer (The Spinners) (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Nate Nelson, 1984, singer (The Flamingos) (d. 1932)

Little Eva, 2003, singer (b. 1943)

Jimmy Dawkins, 2013, singer/guitarist (b. 1936)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1872 – 1st National Black Convention meets in New Orleans.

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

1874 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska, later changed

to April 22nd.

1947 – Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball.

1955 – Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine.

1979 – J.R. Richard throws a Major League record 6 wild pitches in the

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Astrodome.

1988 – Football player, Herschel Walker performs with the Fort Worth

Ballet.

2005 – Tiger Woods wins the 69th Masters Championship, shooting

a 276.

HOROSCOPE

The paired element of your sign is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with fire of all the zodiac signs. Your special connection with fire gives your personality the self-starting and initiating qualities of a spontaneous flame. Thanks to fire, you have the ability to be a natural leader and you often witness a burning passion within your being. As you embrace fire’s positive qualities your passion will burn with greater fortitude and you will continue on a path to success. However, you should be aware of the impatience and impulsiveness that is a common problem for fire signs.

 

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Today is Monday, April 9th, the 99th day of the year.  There are 266

Keisha Knight Pulliam

Keisha Knight Pulliam

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness

Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, Name Yourself Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

Sunny Anderson, 43, TV show host

Keisha Knight-Pulliam, 39, actress

Mike Hart, 32, football player

Jazmine Sullivan, 31, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Paul Robeson, 120, actor/singer/ activist (d. 1976)

DEATHS

Brook Benton, 1988, singer (b. 1831)

Brook Benton

Brook Benton

Dave Prater, 1988, singer (Sam & Dave) (b. 1937)

Willie Stargell, 2001, baseball player (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

193 – Lucius Septimus Severus of Africa is proclaimed Emperor by

his troops.  He marches with his army (16 legions) to Rome.

1816 – The African Methodist Episcopal  Church organizes in Philadelphia.

1865 – Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of

Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell

Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox

Courthouse, Virginia effectively ending the Civil War.

1866 – Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.

1870 – The American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves.

1867 – Passing by a single vote, the United States ratifies a treaty with

Russia for the purchase of Alaska.

1939 – Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being

Ralph Abernathy

Ralph Abernathy

denied the right to sing at the Daughter’s of the American Revolution’s

Constitution Hall.

1947 – The first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper

South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders were seeking enforcement

of the 1946 Supreme Court ban of racial segregation in interstate travel.

1953 – “TV Guide” publishes first issue.

1968 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is buried in Atlanta.

1968 – Ralph Abernathy is elected to head the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

1969 – The “Chicago Eight” plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy

to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1978 – David Thompson scores 73 points, the 3rd highest NBA game total,

and George Gervin scores 63 points in separate games.

1989 – Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car.

1989 – Ricky Henderson steals his 800th base in NY’s 4-3 loss to Cleveland.

1992 – Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Dwight Gooden and

David Thompson

David Thompson

Coleman.

2003 – Baghdad falls to American forces; Iraqis turn on symbols of their

former leader Saddam Hussein, pulling down a grand statue of him and

tearing it to pieces.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on April 9th, your creative mind and ambition are a key part of your being. In all aspects of life, your creativity is a key component of your charm and sense of humor. This quality has earned you many friends throughout life, but it is your ambition that is the most admirable of your qualities. When faced with a challenge or obstacle, you have ability to devote yourself fully to overcoming it. Whether or not your realize it, these qualities make you destined for success.

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Today is Sunday, April 8th, the 98th day of the year.  There are 267

days remaining in the year.

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

HOLIDAYS  and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Keep

America Beautiful Month, International Guitar Month, Lawn and Garden

Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness

Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, Zoo Lover’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Brenda Russell

Brenda Russell

Kofi Annan, 80, 7th Sec.-General of the United Nations

Miller Farr, 75, football player

Brenda Russell, 69, singer

Terry Porter, 55, basketball player/coach

Biz Markie, 54, rapper/producer

Lito Sheppard, 37, football player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Biz Markie

Biz Markie

Rickey Bell, 63, football player (d. 1984)

DEATHS

Marian Anderson, 1993, singer (b. 1897)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1460 – Ponce De Leon of Spain, searched for the fountain of youth

and Florida.

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

1789 – U.S. House of Representatives holds its first meeting.

1913 – The 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of Senators,

is ratified.

1941 – Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1943 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing

jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate

increases by common carriers and public utilities.

1960 – The U.S. Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against

discriminatory voting practices.

1968 – 40th Academy Awards and Baseball’s Opening Day are

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

postponed because of the assassination of Martin Luther King.

1974 – At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his

715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 39 year-old record.

1975 – Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first

game as Major League baseball’s first African American manager.

1992 – Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS,

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

1994 – Darryl Strawberry enters the Betty Ford clinic.

2001 – 65th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins shooting

a 272.

2004 – U.S. National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice testifies

before the 9/11 Commission.

HOROSCOPE

While there are many factors that go into finding the perfect career, you are lucky enough to have many options to explore. As a strong leader, you may do well in fields such as law, business, politics, or management. On the other hand, your creativity could take you into fields such as graphic design or writing. You may find you have a special knack for bring a smile to people’s face, much like comedian Shecky Greene, who was also born on April 8th. Since you enjoy being the center of attention, you may do well in media or television, which was the case for Kirsten Storms, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

 

 

 

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Today is Saturday, April 7th, the 97th day of the year.  There are 268

Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep

America Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National

Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month,

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, No House Work,

Christopher Darden

Christopher Darden

World Health Day, Caramel Popcorn Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charlie Thomas, 81, singer (The Drifters)

John Oates, 69, singer/guitarist (Hall & Oates)

Tony Dorsett, 64, football player

Christopher Darden, 62, prosecutor O.J. Simpson case

Buster Douglas, 58, boxer

Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy

Thurl Bailey, 57, basketball player

Bill Bellamy, 53, comedian/actor

Ricky Watters, 49, football player

Ronde & Tiki Barber, 43, football players (twins)

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

William Monroe Trotter, 145, journalist/activist (d. 1934)

Billie Holiday, 103, singer/actress (d. 1959)

Ronde & Tiki Barber

Ronde & Tiki Barber

Freddie Hubbard, 80, jazz trumpeter (d. 2008)

Charlie “Skip” Pitts, 71, guitarist (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Carl Williams, 2013, boxer

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1712 – Slave revolt in New York City; 9 whites killed.

1885 – Granville T. Woods patents apparatus for transmission of

messages by electricity.

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

1933 – Prohibition ends in the United States as Utah ratifies the 21

amendment.

1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American

to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United

Nations.

1954 – Lorraine Hansberry wins New York Drama Critics Award

Granville T. Woods

Granville T. Woods

for “A Raisin In The Sun”.

1969 – The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.

1971 – Dismissal of Curt Flood’s suit against baseball is upheld.

1985 – New Jersey General’s Hershel Walker runs for USFL record

233 yards in a game.

1987 – Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years,

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge

resigns, after making racial remarks on “Nightline”.

1994 – Singer, Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion.

2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Husein’s regime

falls two days later.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign is under the planetary rule of Mars, but as you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive a helping of the Sun’s planetary power as well. Being the planet of assertiveness, it is Mars that is responsible for your courageous, vigorous and action-oriented qualities. In the same light, it is the Sun, the planet of integration, that is linked to your individuality, creativity and vitality. More so than any of the other Aries Decans, your planetary influence makes you charismatic and original. People are often drawn to your youthful and playful personality. You use this to your advantage, as you love being the center of attention. While your determination allows you to have many accomplishments, the Sun’s influence makes you a bit boastful at times. In love, find a partner that shares your fun-loving ways and helps you develop your humility to find fulfillment.

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Today is Friday, April 6th, the 96th day of the year.  There are 269

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep

America Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National

Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month,

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, Sorry Charlie Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYSSterling Sharpe picture

Billy Dee Williams, 81, actor

Blind Mississippi Morris, 63, singer/harmonica player

Sterling Sharpe, 53, football player

Oliver Miller, 48, basketball player

Randall Godfrey, 46, football player

Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

Donnie Edwards, 46, football player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Dr. W. Warrick Cardozo, 113, sickle cell disease pioneer researcher

Ivan Dixon, 87, actor/director (d. 2008)

DEATHS

Maurice Stokes, 1970, basketball player (b. 1933)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

1712 – The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.

1909 – Matthew Henson and Robert Peary reach the North Pole.

1917 – The U.S. declares war on Germany and enters World War I.

1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins

using the designated hitter.

1931 – 1st Scotsboro Boys trial begins-9 blacks accused of rape.

1954 – TV Dinners are first put on sale by Swanson and Sons.

Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard

1987 – Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler for

the middleweight boxing title.

1988 – Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not

be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking racial

controversy.

1988 – Black, North Pole explorer Mathew Henson buried next

to Robert Peary in Arlington Cemetery.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is the paired element of the Aries and in fact, your sign has the only cardinal connection with the element of all the zodiac signs. Your special connection with fire gives your personality the self-starting qualities of a spontaneous flame. More so, it is fire’s influence that can be credited with the sparks of leadership that you often witness. As you embrace fire’s positive qualities, your inner passion will continue to burn with strength. Take care to avoid the impatience that most fire zodiac signs fall victim to and success will be within your grasp.

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Today is Thursday, April 5th, the 95th day of the year.  There are 270

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America

Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National Poetry Month,

National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Go for Broke Day.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Judge Greg Mathis

Judge Greg Mathis

Billy Bland, 86, singer

Colin Powell, 81, general, politician, former Sec. of State

Greg Mathis, 58, TV judge

Christopher “Kid” Reid, 54, rapper (Kid ‘n Play)

Tony Banks, 45, football player

Pharrell Williams, 45, singer/rapper/producer/fashion designer

Juicy J, 43, rapper (Three 6 Mafia)

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Shammond Williams, 43, basketball player

Ike Hilliard, 42, football player

Stephen Jackson, 40, basketball player

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Booker T. Washington, 162, educator (d. 1915)

Tony Williams, 90, singer (The Platters) (d. 1997)

Stanley Turrentine, 84, jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

Ronald White, 79, singer (The Miracles) (d. 1995)

DEATHS

Gene Pitney, 2006, singer (The Drifters) (b. 1941)

Darryl Stingley, 2007, football player (b. 1951)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1621 – The Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip

to England.

1792 – George Washington casts 1st presidential veto.

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

1915 – Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1951 – Washington D.C. Municipal Court of Appeals outlaws segregation

in restaurants.

1967 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record

of 41 rebounds in a game.

1984 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA

all-time career scoring record.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on April 5th, your personality is defined by your quick, creative mind and your ambition. In all matters of life, your creativity makes you charming and likable. While this has earned you many friends, it is your ambition that has earned you admirers. You set very high goals for yourself and display the necessary determination to meet your desired level of achievement. When you put your mind to something, your potential is limitless.

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Today is Wednesday, April 4th, the 94th day of the year.  There are 271

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America

Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National Poetry Month,

National pecan Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Library Week, Hug a Newsman Day, School

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Librarian Day, Tell a Lie Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Hugh Masekela, 79, trumpeter/singer

Ernie Terrell, 79, boxer

Phil Morris, 58, actor

Kristen Clark

Kristen Clark

Allan Houston, 47, basketball player

Jill Scott, 46, singer

Currensy, 36, rapper

Ben Gordon, 34, basketball player

Kristen Clark, 33, Willie Clark’s daughter

HISTORICAL BIRTHDAYS

Muddy Waters, 103, blues singer (d. 1983)

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Maya Angelou, 90, author/poet (d. 2014)

Major Lance, 79, singer

DEATHS

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968, civil right s leader (b. 1929)

Adam Clayton Powell Jr., 1972, politician (b. 1908)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1818 – The U.S. Congress adopts the flag of the United States with

thirteen red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

1841 – William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first

President of the United States to die in office with the shortest term

served.

1850 – Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

1859 – Bryant’s Minstrels debut “Dixie” in New York City in the

finally of a blackface minstrel show.

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

1949 – 12 nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating NATO.

1967 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time

To Break Silence” speech in New York City.

1968 – Martin Luther King  Jr. is assassinated while standing on the

balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

1973 – The World Trade Center in New York  is officially dedicated.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1974 – Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record by hitting his

714th.

1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and

Paul Allen.

1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last NBA game in Seattle.

HOROSCOPE

Your determination and strong mind will give you many career opportunities to explore, although choosing one may be easier said than done. Your creative talents may take you into fields of expression, such as writing or art. On the other hand, your competitive and determined qualities could lead you to business, law, advertising or public relations. If the world of entertainment is alluring, you may do well in journalism, media or film, which was the case for Robert Downey Jr., who was also born on April 4th. You may take a unique or non-traditional route, possibly to entertain others, much like David Blaine, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

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