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Today is Sunday, 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


Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Tony Brown, 88, journalist

Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, 82, musician

Michael Ray Richardson, 66, basketball player

Mark Higgs, 55, football player

David Banner, 47, rapper

Donald Brown, 34, football player


Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus

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

Meshach Taylor, 74, actor (d. 2014)


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

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

Don Blackman, 2013, singer (b. 1953)


1865 – Abraham Lincoln urges a spirit of generous reconciliation during


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


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

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


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.


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.