Today is Thursday, January 26th, the 26th day of the year. There are 339
days remaining until the end of the year.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,
National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,
National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,
National Soup Month, Spouse’s Day
Jean Knight, 80, singer (Mr. Big Stuff)
Angela Davis, 79, activist/professor
Anita Baker, 65, singer
Jazzie B., 60, rapper (Soul II Soul)
Eric Davis, 55, football player
Kirk Franklin, 53, gospel singer
Tye Tribett, 47, gospel singer
Vince Carter, 46, basketball player
Gerald Green, 37, basketball player
Torey Smith, 34, football player
Christopher Massey, 33, actor
Bessie Coleman, 130, 1st African American airplane pilot (d. 1926)
Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, 2013, singer (Ohio Players)
ON THIS DATE IN..
1863 – Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War
to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th
1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
1948 – Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed
1962 – Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker’s
“Twist” impure & bans it from all Catholic schools.
1987 – 14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie &
1990 – Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst. G..M (highest-
ranking African American female in a major-league front office).
1998 – President Bill Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American
people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”.
2003 – Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders,
48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S.
2005 – Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming
the first African American woman to hold the post.
As an Aquarius born on January 26th, your originality and adaptability are amongst your most defining personality traits. While others are content following trends and norms, you are the true definition of an individual. In every aspect of your life, from your hobbies to your style of dress, you display an original and unique way of thinking. Your friends appreciate these qualities on a daily basis, but your personality shines the most in new situations. You thrive in new environments and with new people, as you are given the chance to present your unique point of view. People are often enamored with your charms, which explains why you have so many varied companions.