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Today is Monday, April 2nd, the 92nd day of the year.  There are 273

days remaining until the end of the year.

Gregory Abbott

Gregory Abbott

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Autism Awareness Month,

National Humor Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan

Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month,

Library Week, Children’s Book Day, National Peanut Butter and

Jelly Day, Reconciliation Day

Traci Braxton

Traci Braxton

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Gregory Abbott, 64, singer

Larry Drew, 60, basketball player/coach

Willie Green, 52, football player

Traci Braxton, 46, reality TV star

Deon Richmond, 40, actor

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Yung Joc, 35, singer

Mike Johnson, 31, football player

Roscoe Dash, 28, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Booker Little, 80, trumpeter (d. 1961)

Marvin Gaye, 79, singer (d. 1984)

Rodney King

Rodney King

Rodney King, 53, police brutality victim (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Edwin Star, 2003, singer (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1513 – Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce De

Leon.

1877 – The first Easter egg roll held on White House lawn.

1902 – The first motion picture theater opens in L.A.

Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr

1956 – As The World Turns and The Edge of  Night premiere

on CBS-TV.

1969 – The Milwaukee Bucks sign Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-

Jabbar).

1986 – Alabama Governor George Wallace announces that he

will not seek a 5th term in office and that he was retiring from

public life.

John Thompson

John Thompson

1984 – John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the

first Black head coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament.

1987 – Pitcher, Dwight “Doc” Gooden enters drug rehab for

cocaine addiction.

2005 – James Stewart Jr. becomes the first African American

to win a major motor sports event.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s paired element is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with the element of all the zodiac signs. Your special relationship with fire gives you the initiating and self-starting qualities of a spontaneous flame. Additionally, it is the influence of fire that can be credited with the burning passion that is so heavily intertwined with your being. As you embrace fire’s positive qualities, your passion will burn with even greater fortitude. However, you should be weary of the impatience that plagues all fire zodiac signs.

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Today is Sunday, April 1st, the 91st day of the year.  There are 274

days remaining until the end of the year.

Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Humor Month,

International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month,

Lawn and Garden Month, National Poetry Month, Stress

Awareness Month, Sexual assault Awareness Month,

Library Week,  International Fun at Work Day, International

Tatting Day, April Fool’s Day, Today is Easter Sunday

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Rudolph Isley, 79, singer (Isley Bros.)

Norm Van Lier, 71, basketball player

Jimmy Cliff, 70, singer

Rey Robinson, 66, sprinter

Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott Heron

Jim Jeffcoat, 57, football player

Kevin Duckworth, 54, basketball player

Mark Jackson, 53, basketball player/coach

David Oyelowo, 42, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Alberta Hunter, 123, singer (d. 1984)

Gil Scott-Heron, 69, singer (d. 2011)

Sean Taylor, 35, football player (d. 2007)

Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Drew

DEATHS

Robert the Hermit,1832, ex-slave/hermit

Scott Joplin, 1917, composer (b. 1869)

Dr. Charles R. Drew, 1950, developer of blood bank concept

Marvin Gaye, 1984, singer ( b. 1939)

Jesse Stone, 1999, singer/producer (b. 1901)

Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1867 – Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

1938 – Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1963 – The soap opera, “General Hospital” premieres on TV.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

1966 – The 1st world festival of black art is held in Dakar, Senegal.

1970 – The Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act is signed into law

requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco and banning

cigarette advertisements from television and radio.

1976 – Apple Inc. is formed.

1984 – Singer, Marvin Gaye is shot to death in LA by his father,

Apple inc.

Apple inc.

Marvin Gaye Sr.

1991 – Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million, 3-year contract with

the N.Y. Mets.

2004 – Google introduces G-mail: the launch is met with skepticism

on account of the launch date (April Fool’s Day).

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on April 1st, your ambition and vigor are amongst your most defining qualities. In all matters of life, you are ambitious and hard working. This quality is reflected in your current success, but more so, is a testament to the levels of success that you wish to reach in the future. Those closest to you have witnessed your ability to motivate yourself and put in an endless amount of energy to reach your goals. You would be surprised as to how many admirers your hard work has earned you.

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Today is Saturday, March 31st, the 90th day of the year.  There are 275

days remaining until the end of the year.

Tony Cox

Tony Cox

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, Colon Cancer Awareness Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Herb Alpert, 83, trumpet player

Tony Cox, 60, actor

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

John Taylor, 56, football player

J.R. Reid, 50, basketball player

Derek Brown, 48, football player

Steve Smith, 49, basketball player

Shawty Lo, 41, rapper

Jay Rock, 32, rapper

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYSJack Johnson, 1878, boxer (d. 1946)

Donald Barskdale, 95, basketball player (d. 1993)

DEATHS

Olaudah Equiano, 1797, author (b. 1745)

Jesse Owens, 1980, track and field legend (b. 1913)

O’Kelly Isley, 1986, singer (Isley Bros.) (b. 1937)

Mr. T

Mr. T

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1870 – Thomas P. Mundy of Peth Amboy, New Jersey  becomes

the 1st Black to vote in the U.S.

1918 – Daylight Savings Time goes into effect in the United States

for the first time.

1965 – U.S. ordered first combat troops to Vietnam.

1967 – Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar on stage for the first time

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

in London.

1973 – Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split

decision.

1985 – The first Wrestlemania, the biggest wrestling event from

the WWE takes place in Madison Square Garden featuring Mr. T.

1988 – Pulitzer Prize awarded to Toni Morrison for “Beloved”.

HOROSCOPES

Fire is your sign’s paired element and of all 12 zodiac signs, you have the only fundamental connection with the element. Your special relationship with fire gives you the spark to be a self-starter and natural leader. As is the case with all fire signs, your elemental connection gives you a strong passion that burns deep within your being. As you embrace the active qualities of fire, you will continue to work toward your goals with fortitude. Be weary of fire’s negative influences, which include impatience and impulsiveness.

 

 

 

 

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Today is Friday, March 30th, the 89th day of the year.  There are 276

days remaining until the end of the year.

MC Hammer

MC Hammer

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, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

National Doctor’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

MC Hammer, 56, rapper

Lomas Brown, 55, football player

Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman, 54, singer

Simon Webbe, 40, singer

Richard Sherman, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Countee Cullen, 115, poet (d. 1946)

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Sonny Boy Williamson, 104, singer/harmonica player (d. 1948)

Willie Galimore, 83, football player (d. 1964)

Al Goodman, 75, singer (Moments, Ray, Goodman & Brown) (d. 2010)

DEATHS

Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1822-The Florida territory is created by the United States.

1855 – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force

election of a pro-slavery legislature.

1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million by the

United States.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

1870 – 15th Amendment passes, guarantees the right to vote

regardless of race.

1970 – Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” is released.

1963 – Capt. Edward J. Dwight Jr. becomes the first Black

candidate for astronaut training.

1988 – 2nd Soul Train Awards:  Michael Jackson & Whitney

Houston win.

HOROSCOPES

As an Aries born on March 30th, your personality is characterized by ambition and creativity. While others struggle to find motivation, this is rarely the case for you. You want great success out of life and are fully willing to put the necessary effort to achieve your goals. Your hardworking and vigorous attitude have earned you many admirers in life. Your friends and family would be the first to send you praise for your ambition, but it may be your creative and playful mind that they appreciate the most.

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Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

Today is Thursday, March 29th, the 88th day of the year.  There are 277

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

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey

History Month, Social Workers Month, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

Vietnam Veterans Day, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day,

Smoke and Mirrors Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Raymond Davis, 78, singer (Parliament/Funkadellic)

Walt Frazier, 73, basketball player

Earl Campbell, 63, football player

Johnny Cochran

Johnny Cochran

Brian Jordan, 50, baseball player

P.J. Morton, 36, singer

Jason Tuck, 34, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Pearl Bailey, 100, actress/singer (d. 1990)

DEATHS

Johnnie Cochran, 2005, lawyer (b. 1937)

Coca Cola

Coca Cola

Calvin Lockhart, 2007, actor (b. 1934)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1804 – Thousands of Whites are massacred in Haiti

1886 – Dr. John Pemberton brews his first batch of Coca-Cola

in a back yard in Atlanta, Ga.

1898 – W.J. Ballow patents combined hat rack and table.

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

1940 – Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 rounds to

retain the heavyweight title.

1966 – Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 rounds

for the heavyweight boxing title.

1971 – My Lai Massacre: Lt. William Calley is convicted of

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

premeditated murder and is sentenced to life in prison.

1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death

penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

1973 – Vietnam War:  The last U.S. combat soldiers leave

South Vietnam.

1976 – 8 Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for shooting

4 Kent State University students.

1996 – 10th Soul Train Awards:  Patti LaBelle and Boyz II Men

win.

HOROSCOPE

Your natural gifts create many career opportunities for you to explore, so take time in choosing the perfect career for you. Your competitiveness and determination would be a great fit for business, sales, advertising, marketing or management. Similarly, your passion as a leader could take you into social reform or politics, which was the case for President John Tyler, who was also born on March 29th. You may have the vision to become a pioneer in your field or entrepreneur, much like Sam Walton, another of your celebrity birthday twins. If you are artistically inclined, your passion could resonate in the hearts of many audiences.

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Today is Wednesday, March 28th, the 87th day of the year.  There 278

days remaining until the end of the year.

Byron Scott

Byron Scott

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, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

Something on a Stick Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bernice King

Bernice King

Harvey Glance, 61, track star

Byron Scott, 57, basketball player/coach

Bernice King, 55, minister (daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.)

Cheryl James, 52, rapper (Salt-N-Pepa)

Mr. Cheeks, 47, rapper (Lost Boyz)

Wesley Person, 47, basketball player

Cheryl "Salt" James

Cheryl “Salt” James

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Milan Williams, 70, keyboardist (The Commodores) (d. 2006)

DEATHS

W.C. Handy, 1958, jazz trumpeter (b. 1873)

Jesse Owens, 1980, Olympic track legend (b. 1914)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1796 – Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is the

Milan Williams

Milan Williams

first U.S. African church.

1799 – New York state abolished slavery.

1804 – Ohio passed law restricting the movement of Blacks.

1870 – Jonathan S. Wright becomes the first Black Supreme

Court justice in South Carolina.

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

1925 – Poet, Countee Cullen wins Phi Beta Kappa honors at

New York University.

1972 – Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.

1990 – Pres. George H.W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse

Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

1990 – Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores

60 points in a game.

1991 – Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough’s

son.

HOROSCOPE

The Aries is under the planetary rule of Mars and as you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, Mars lends you twice its influence. Being the planet of assertiveness, the influence of Mars is reflected in your action, vigor and courage. Your unique planetary influence makes you the most dominant and aggressive of all the Aries Decans. You are never satisfied with your current level of success and actively seek out new challenges to overcome. While this quality gives you limitless potential, it can become detrimental if you rush into things too hastily. Finding patience will be one of your most notable challenges, but it is one well-worth conquering. In love, find a partner that shares in your passion and energy, as this pairing will bring you the most excitement and happiness.

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Art Evans

Art Evans

Today is Tuesday,  March 27th, the 86th day of the year.  There are 279

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, Women’s History

Month, Social Workers Month, Colon Cancer Awareness Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham

Art Evans, 76, actor

Randall Cunningham, 55, football player

Ed Pinkney, 55, basketball player

Mariah Carey, 48, singer

Danny Fortson, 42, basketball player

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Harold Nicholas, 97, dancer/actor (d. 2000)

Sarah Vaughn, 94, jazz singer (d. 1990)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1501 – Black seamen, soldiers and explorers land in America

Sarah Vaughn

Sarah Vaughn

with the Spanish.

1513 – Spaniard Juan Ponce De Leon discovers Florida.

1866 – Pres. Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it  later becomes

the 14th amendment.

1930 – Of the 116,000 African Americans in professional

Joe Louis

Joe Louis

positions, more than two thirds were teachers or ministers.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 rounds to retain the

heavyweight boxing title.

1945 – Ella Fitgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys record “It’s

Only A Paper Moon”.

1961 – Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

street cars.

1962 – Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New

Orleans Catholic schools.

1969 – Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston.

1972 – “Soledad Bros.” acquitted by an all-white jury.

1985 – Billy Dee Williams receives a star on the Hollywood

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Walk of Fame.

1989 – 1st half-black soap opera, “Generations” premieres on

NBC-TV.

1997 – Martin Luther King’s son meets with James Earl Ray,

his father’s assassin.

1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra

for use as a treatment for male impotence.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s elemental pair is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with the element. Your special connection with fire gives your personality of a spontaneous flame, which explains why you are such a self-starter. Although fire’s influence also gives you leadership qualities, its main influence can be found in your passion. When you are met with a challenge you feel is worthwhile, your fire burns with fortitude and determination. Embracing fire’s positive influences will be one of your greatest strengths, but be weary of the impatience that plagues all fire signs.

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Today is Monday, March 26th, the 85th day of the year.  There are 280

days remaining until the end of the year.

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

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, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

National Spinach Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Wayne Embry, 81, basketball player/NBA executive

Ernest Thomas

Ernest Thomas

Diana Ross, 74, singer

Marcus Allen, 68, football player

Ernest Lee Thomas, 68, actor

Ellia English, 57, actress

Marshall Faulk, 45, football player

Jermichael Finley, 31, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass

Rufus Thomas, 101, singer (d. 2001)

Teddy Pendergrass, 67, singer (d. 2010)

DEATHS

Richard Allen, 1831, AME Church founder (b. 1760)

Augusta Savage, 1962, sculptor (b. 1890)

Richard Allen

Richard Allen

Sekou Toure, 1984, 1st Pres. of Ghana (b. 1922)

Easy E, 1995, rapper (N.W.A.) (b. 1963)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the

term “gerrymander” to describe oddly shaped electoral

Easy E

Easy E

districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.

1863 – Voters in Virginia approve gradual emancipation

of slaves.

1937 – William H. Hastie becomes the 1st Black federal

judge.

1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the

George Foreman

George Foreman

island is officially secured by American forces.

1974 – George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 rounds

to win the heavyweight title in Caracas, Venezuela.

1982 – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release “Ebony &

Ivory” in the UK.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam

Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.

1990 – 62nd Academy Awards: Driving Miss Daisy starring

Morgan Freeman wins.

1992 – Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years for rape of Desiree

Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney

Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney

Washington.

1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kervorkian

guilty of second-degree murder for administering a

lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s elemental pair is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with the element. Your special connection with fire gives your personality of a spontaneous flame, which explains why you are such a self-starter. Although fire’s influence also gives you leadership qualities, its main influence can be found in your passion. When you are met with a challenge you feel is worthwhile, your fire burns with fortitude and determination. Embracing fire’s positive influences will be one of your greatest strengths, but be weary of the impatience that plagues all fire signs.

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Today is Sunday, March 25th, the 84th day of the year.  There are 281

days remaining until the end of the year.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

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, Colon Cancer Awareness Month,

Pecan Day, Waffle Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Elton John

Elton John

Aretha Franklin, 76, singer

Elton John, 71, singer

James McDaniel, 59, actor (NYPD Blue)

Haywood Nelson, 58, actor (What’s Happenin’)

Avery Johnson, 53, basketball player/coach

Debbi Thomas, 51, figure skater

Debi Thomas

Debi Thomas

Dale Davis, 49, basketball player

Sheryl Swoopes, 46, basketball player

Lark Vorhees, 43, actress

Las Alonso, 43, actor

Juvenile, 42, rapper

Kyle Lowry, 32, basketball player

Big Sean, 29, rapper

James McDaniel

James McDaniel

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Pete Johnson, 114, pianist (d. 1967)

DEATHS

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1931, journalist/activist (b. 1862)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

31-1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius

Exiguus.

Juvenile

Juvenile

1807 – The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the

slave trade in the British Empire.

1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and

charged with rape.

1954 – RCA manufactures the 1st color TV set (12 1/2″

Robin Givens & Mike Tyson

Robin Givens & Mike Tyson

screen at $1,000.00)

1958 – Sugar Ray Robinson is the first boxing champ to

win 5 times.

1965 – Civil Rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr.

successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

1966 – U.S. Supreme Court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional.

1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter,

Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space

Center to be prepared for its first launch.

1987 – Supreme Court rules women and minorities may

get jobs if less qualified.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

1988 – Robin Givens demands full access to husband

Mike Tyson’s money.

1995 – Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving

3 years.

1999 – 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross,

Lauryn Hill & R. Kelly win.

2013 – Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number

one ranking.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on March 24th, your personality is defined by your energy and passion. While others struggle to motivate themselves, you have never had a problem with finding passion. If you believe something to be worthwhile, you will dedicate any amount of effort to accomplish your goals. Your coworkers, peers, friends and family admire this fact, which explains why they follow your lead. You may be surprised to realize that you are considered a natural leader.

 

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Today is Saturday, March 24th, the 83rd day of the year. There are 282

Star Jones

Star 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 Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s

History Month, Social Workers Month, National Chocolate Covered

Raisins Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Lee Oskar, 72, harmonica player (War)

Renaldo Nehemiah, 59, hurdler/football player

Star Jones, 56, attorney/TV hostess

Nivea, 36, singer

T. J. Ford, 35, basketball player

Chris Bosh, 34, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson

Dorothy Height, 106, civil rights/women’s rights activist (d. 2010)

Billy Stewart, 81, singer (I Do Love You) (d. 1970)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1837 – Canada gives Blacks the right to vote.

1890 – Lewis Latimer received a patent for a locking rack for hats, coats

and umbrellas.

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

1931 – Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in

Alabama.

1958 – Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times.

1965 – Martin Luther Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al.

1966 – U.S. Supreme court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional.

1987 – Supreme Court rules upholds affirmative action.

1988 – Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson’s money.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

1995 – Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years.

1999 – 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn

Hill win.

2002 – Halle Berry became the 1st Black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.

2013 – Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aries born on March 24th, your personality is defined by your energy and passion. While others struggle to motivate themselves, you have never had a problem with finding passion. If you believe something to be worthwhile, you will dedicate any amount of effort to accomplish your goals. Your coworkers, peers, friends and family admire this fact, which explains why they follow your lead. You may be surprised to realize that you are considered a natural leader.

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