CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 29th, the 180th day of the year.  There are 185

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Pepper Johnson, 55, football player

Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

Joe Johnson, 38, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Stokely Carmichael, 78, civil rights activist (d. 1998)

Little Eva, 76, singer (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly

Shorty Long, 1969, singer (b. 1940)

Jim Kelly, 2013, actor/martial artist (b. 1946)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1926 – Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history.

1961 – Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season.

1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate.

George Foreman

George Foreman

1977 – Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR.

1982 – Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.

1995- George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz.

HOROSCOPE

As a Cancer born on June 29th, your personality is characterized by great sensitivity and emotional understanding. While you are also creative, your most obvious gift is for detecting the emotions and thoughts of others; it’s as if you just know. While others would be tempted to use these abilities to manipulate others, you attempt to use your understanding to show compassion and sympathy. You are by definition a giver and find great satisfaction in nurturing those you care for. In return, your loved ones show you great appreciation.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, June 28th, the 179th day of the year.  There are 186

Oran "Juice" Jones

Oran “Juice” Jones

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

Rose Month, Insurance Awareness Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal

Oran “Juice” Jones, 61, singer

Jeff Malone, 58, basketball player

Tichina Arnold, 49, actress

Marvin Jones, 47, football player

Karim Abdul-Jabaar, 45, football player

Amos n' Andy

Amos n’ Andy

Randy McMichael, 40, football player

Brandon Phillips, 38, baseball player

Freddie Gibbs, 37, rapper

Shadia, Simmons, 33, actress

Bradley Beal, 26, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Mark Clark, 72, activist/Black Panther Party (d. 1969)

DEATHS

David Walker, 1830, abolitionist (b. 1786)

Harry Mills, 1982, singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1912)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1770 – Quakers open a school for Blacks in Philadelphia.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown

1864 – Fugitive Slave laws repealed by Congress.

1874 – The Freedmen’s Bank closes.

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday.

1930 – The 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium

as the Negro League Detroit Stars take on the Kansas City Monarchs.

1951 – “Amos n’ Andy” premieres on CBS TV.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson

1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of African Unity.

1971 – U.S. Supreme Court overturns draft evasion conviction of

Muhammad Ali.

1973 – Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor,

Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson

elected.

1978 – U.S. Supreme Court “Univ. of California v. Bakke” decision

bars quota systems in college admissions.

1987 – “Dreamgirls” opens at the Ambassador Theater in New York

City for 177 performances.

1997 – Holyfield-Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified for biting off

Evander Holyfield’s ear.

HOROSCOPE

Understanding people is your gift, so you may find most satisfaction in a career geared toward this ability. Counseling and public relations are both fields you may enjoy. Your mastery of emotions, paired with your creative inclinations may result in a career in entertainment. You possess the ability to touch the hearts of many, much like Mel Brooks and Kathy Bates, who were also born on June 28th.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 27th, the 178th day of the year.  There are 187

Chuck Person

Chuck Person

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

Rose Month, National HIV Testing Day, Sun Glasses Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Craig Hodges, 59, basketball player

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Chuck Person, 55, basketball player

Khloe Kardashian, 35, TV personality

Gabi Wilson, 22, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Paul Laurence Dunbar, 147, poet (d. 1906)

DEATHS

Bobby Womack, 2014, singer (b. 1944)

A. Phillip Randolph

A. Phillip Randolph

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – Prudence Crandall, a White woman, arrested for conducting

an academy for Black women at Canterbury, Conn.

1890 – George Dixon becomes the 1st Black boxing champ (bantam

weight).

1914 – Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 rounds for heavyweight

boxing title.

Flip Wilson

Flip Wilson

1935 – A. Phillip Randolph is named president of the 1st Black labor

union.

1959 – Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game.

1974 – The Flip Wilson Show last airs on NBC-TV.

1979 – Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn’t).

1979 – Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minori-

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

ties.

1981 – Pamela Jenkins, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America.

1988 – Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spinks in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City.

1991 – Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall announces his retire-

ment.

HOROSCOPE

The ruling planet of your sign is the moon, but as you are born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you have a double dose of the moon’s powers. The moon is a deeply emotional influence, which powers emotional intuition to such great extents that you often may feel psychic about the feelings of others. Your strong tie with emotions explains why your feelings of security are dependent on strong, loving bonds. Your caring ways and helpfulness will insure strong relationships, but be careful to avoid confusing nurturing acts with smothering ones.

CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 26th, the 177th day of the year.  There are 188

Billy Davis Jr.

Billy Davis Jr.

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

National Beautician’s Day, National Forgiveness Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Billy Davis Jr., 81, singer (Fifth Dimension)

Jean Knight

Jean Knight

Jean Knight, 74, singer

Shannon Sharpe, 51, football player

Derek Jeter, 45, baseball all star

Michael Vick, 39, football player

Raymond Felton, 35, basketball player

Michael Vick

Michael Vick

Deron Williams, 35, basketball player

Andrew Bachelor, 31, web video star

Iman Shumpert, 29, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jerome Kersey, 57, basketball player (d. 2015)

DEATHS

James Weldon Johnson, 1938, poet/lawyer (b. 1871)

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella, 1993, baseball legend (b. 1921)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1740 – A combined force of free Blacks, Spanish and allied Native

Americans defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near

St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.

1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal

Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson

holiday in the United States.

1934 – W.E.B. DuBois resigns his position at the NAACP.

1964 – Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St.

Augustine.

1970 – Frank Robinson hits two grand slams as the Orioles beat

the Senators 12-2.

1991 – The Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, the

NBA’s #1 draft pick.

HOROSCOPE

Water is the paired element of your sign and as a Cancer, you actually have the most fundamental connection with water of all the zodiac signs. While emotions seem to terrorize others as an untamed, unpredictable body of water, you have the ability to ride waves of emotion. You witness even the slightest ripple of distress in others and go to great lengths to tend to their needs. The positive emotional qualities of water will take you far in life, as long as you stay vigilant in guarding yourself from moodiness.

CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 25th, the 176th day of the year.  There are 189

days remaining until the end of the year.

James Meredith

James Meredith

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

National Catfish Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

James Meredith, 86, Civil Rights activist

Eddie Floyd, 84, singer

Willis Reed, 77, basketball legend

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker, 72, actor

Brenda Sykes, 70, actress

Kene Holiday, 70, actor

Dell Curry, 55, basketball player

Dikembe Mutombo, 53, basketball player

La La Anthony, 40, TV host/actress

Harold Melvin

Harold Melvin

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Harold Melvin, 83, singer (The Blue Notes) (d. 1997)

George Michael, 56, singer (d. 2016)

DEATHS

Thomas Peters, 1972, Back to Africa leader

Jerome Brown, 1992, football player (b. 1965)

Michael Jackson, 2009, The King of Pop (b. 1958)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

1876 – Isaiah Dorman, Black, is the 1st to die in the Indian-

U.S. battle.

1935 – Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnea at Yankee Stadium.

1938 – “A Tisket A tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald w/Chick Webb

hits #1.

1941 – Pres. Franklin Roosevelt issues Executive Order 8802

forbidding discrimination.

1949 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in theaters in the “Long-

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny

Haired Hare”.

1951 – The 1st color TV broadcast on CBS (Arthur Godfrey Show).

1964 – Prince A. Taylor becomes 1st Black Methodist bishop.

1967 – Muhammad Ali is sentenced to 5 years in prison.

1984 – Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America.

1990 – Nelson Mandela meets with Pres. George Bush at the

White House.

HOROSCOPE

As a Cancer born on June 25th, you are creative, sensitive and in-tune with emotions. While you witness other people struggle with empathy and compassion, those abilities are actually your greatest strengths. You find great fulfillment in tending to the emotional needs of others, which makes you extremely generous. These qualities make you an indispensable friend.

CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, June 24th, the 175th day of the year.  There are 190

days remaining until the end of the year.

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sam Jones, 86, basketball player

Tom Lister, 60, actor

Taj Gibson

Taj Gibson

Levi Roots, 60. singer

Siedah Garrett, 59, singer/pianist

Taj Gibson, 33, basketball player

Solange Knowles, 33, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

DEATHS

Sissieretta Joyner Jones, 1933, singer (“Black Patti”) (b. 1869)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1877 – Clinto Freaves, army soldier, cited for valor.

1884 – John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican

convention.

1885 – Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

1896 – Booker T. Washington is the first Afro American to

receive an honorary M.A. from Harvard.

1936 – Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs

in National Youth Administration.

1947 – Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his

career.

1964 – Carl T. Rowan appointed director of the United States

Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan

Information Agency.

1968 – Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight

boxing title.

1972 – Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in

Dem convention.

1979 – Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st

base.

HOROSCOPE

Your strong tie with emotions makes finding a career where you interact with others an important priority. You may find happiness as a councilor or advisor, but a creative outlet could be just as fulfilling. If music is your passion, look to the pioneering work of Mick Fleetwood, who was also born on June 24th, for inspiration. It may be possible to turn your need to make others happy into an entrepreneurial opportunity, which was the path of Roy Oliver Disney, another of your birthday twins.

CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 23rd, the 174th day of the  year.  There are 191

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Dairy Month, National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

National Pink Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Clarence Thomas, 71, Supreme Court judge

Randy Jackson, 63, American Idol star

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Tony Hill, 63, football player

LaSalle Thompson, 58, basketball player

Chico DeBarge, 53, singer/pianist (DeBarge)

Robert Brooks, 49, football player

LaDainian Tomlinson, 40, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Wilma Rudolph, 79, track legend (d. 1994)

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

DEATHS

Betty Shabazz, 1997, educator/activist (b. 1936)

Maynard Jackson, 2003, Atlanta mayor (b. 1938)

Bobby Bland, 2013, blues legend (b. 1930)

Little Willie Littlefield, 2013, singer.pianist (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1863 – 80 Black recruits reported to Pennsylvania army camp.

Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland

1888 – Frederick Douglass becomes the 1st African American

nominated for president.

1899 – Pvt. George Wanton is cited for bravery in the Spanish-

American war.

1919 – Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association

incorporates.

1958 – U.S. Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2 1/2 years

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1961 – Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak.

1962 – Larry Doby retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan.

1969 – Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1970 – Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary.

1970 – Chubby Checker is arrested for marijuana possession.

1990 – Police find marijuana in Chuck Berry’s home.

HOROSCOPE

Being in tuned with the emotion’s of others creates a wide variety of career opportunities. You have the ability and determination to help others, whether in the realm of public service, education or law. As a hobby, you may chose to use your emotional understanding to connect with others creatively. Look to the quirky, yet heart-felt lyrics of Jason Mraz, who was also born on June 23rd, for inspiration. The relatable songs of singer June Carter Cash, another of your birthday twins, may also be a good point of reference.

CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 22nd, the 173rd day of the year.  There are 192

Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tim Russ, 63, actor

Darrell Armstrong

Darrell Armstrong

Clyde Drexler, 57, basketball legend

Darrell Armstrong, 51, basketball player

Donald Faison, 45, actor

Champ Bailey, 41, football player

Danny Green, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Katherine Dunham, 110, dancer/choreographer (d. 2006)

Ed Bradley, 78, journalist (d. 2006)

Jimmy Castor, 76, singer/saxophonist (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Kripp Johnson, 1990, singer (Del-Vikings) (b. 1936)

Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham

ON THIS DATE IN…

1937 – Joe Louis KOs James J. Braddock in 18 rounds for the

heavyweight boxing title.

1938 – Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of the first round

at Yankee Stadium.

1943 – W.E.B. DuBois becomes the 1st Black member of the National

W.E.B. DuBois

W.E.B. DuBois

Institute of Letters.

1963 – “Little” Stevie Wonder releases “Fingertips” at the age of 13.

1969 – Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance.

1970 – Pres. Nixon signs the 26th amendment lowering the voting age

to 18.

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett

1979 – Little Richard quits rock-n-roll for religious pursuits.

1992 – Supreme Court rules “hate crime” laws violated free-speech

rights.

1993 – Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk

driving.

HOROSCOPE

The Moon is the ruling planet of your sign and because you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you experience two servings of the moon’s influence. As the planet of reaction, the moon is deeply tied with emotion. Being aware of the most minute emotional cues, you are undyingly nurturing and generous. While naturally a selfless giver, you still require the company of close loved ones to feel complete. As with any caring, emotional person, there always is a risk of becoming overly sentimental. Take care to not let your emotions overshadow your objectivity when dealing with situations.

CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, June 21st, the 172nd day of the year.  There are 193

days remaining until the end of the year.

Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Dairy Month, National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, Go

Skateboarding Day, World Music Day, Today is the first day of summer!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Brenda Holloway, 73, singer

Derrick Coleman, 52, basketball player

Henry O. Tanner

Henry O. Tanner

Richard Jefferson, 39, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Henry Ossawa Tanner, (160), painter (d. 1937)

Carl Stokes, 92, politician (d. 1996)

O.C. Smith, 87, singer (d. 2011)

DEATHS

James Chaney, 1964, activist (b. 1943)

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker

Andrew Goodman, 1964, activist (b. 1943)

Michael Schwerner, 1964, activist (b. 1939)

John Lee Hooker, 2001, singer/guitarist (b. 1917)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1821 – African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church organizes.

1915 – The U. S. Supreme Court strikes down Oklahoma law denying

the right to vote to some citizens.

Little Richard

Little Richard

1923 – Marcus Garvey is sentenced to 5 years for mail fraud.

1943 – Federal Troops put down racial riot in Detroit, 30 dead.

1945 – Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the 1st African American

to command an Army Air Corps base.

1948 – 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced by Columbia Records.

1964 – Byron De La Beckwith is arrested for the murder of Medgar

Evers, found guilty 30 years later.

Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis

1964 – Three civil rights workers are murdered in Neshoba, County

Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

1983 – Tennis star, Arthur Ash undergoes double bypass heart surgery.

1986 – Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson signs with the Kansas City

Royals.

1990 – Little Richard gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 – Lennox Lewis KOs Mike Tyson in 8 rounds to retain the

heavyweight boxing title.

HOROSCOPE

The Cancer’s paired element is water and your relationship with the element is the most fundamental of any of the zodiac signs. Like a rocky ocean, you are often overcome with “waves” of emotion. While these waves cause deep emotion, they also lead to deep understanding, compassion and spirituality. However, make sure to ride the waters of emotion with care, as you run the risk of becoming moody or overly emotional.

CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 20th, the 171st day of the year.  There are 194

days remaining until the end of the year.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Dairy Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bobby Nunn, 83, singer (Coasters)

Lionel Richie, 70, singer/songwriter

Koko B. Ware, 52, wrestler

Malivai Washington

Malivai Washington

Malivai Washington, 50, tennis player

Rodney Rodgers, 48, basketball player

LaVar Arrington, 41, football player

Quinton Jackson, 41, mixed martial artist/ actor

Tika Sumpter, 39, actress

Josh Childress, 36, basketball player

Darren Sproles, 37, football player

Larry Riley

Larry Riley

Terrelle Pryor, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Billy Guy, 83, singer (Coasters) (d. 2002)

Larry Riley, 67, actor (d. 1992)

DEATHS

Claydes Charles Smith, 2006, guitarist (Kool and the Gang) (b. 1948)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford, Miss.

1901 – Charlotte Manye is 1st native African to graduate from

a US college.

1911 – NAACP incorporates in New York.

1926 – Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of

Howard University.

1936 – Jesse Owens sets 100 meter record at 10.2.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

1940 – Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight

boxing title.

1943 – Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded.

1960 – Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for

heavyweight boxing title.

1967 – Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction

Lebron James

Lebron James

into armed services.

1968 – Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters

in under 10 seconds.

1969 – 150,000 attend Newport ’69, Jimi Hendrix gets

$120,000 to appear.

1980 – Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by

unanimous decision.

1988 – Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for

private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities.

1990 – Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US.

1994 – OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson

& Ronald Goldman.

2013 – LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second

straight year.

HOROSCOPE

As a Gemini born on June 20th, you are no stranger to being called talkative. You embrace the outside world and are constantly striving to understand it. Your interests are wide and varied, as you take any given opportunity to pick up new pieces of information. As a communicator you are skilled and insightful. While others sometimes struggle to find the right words, you rarely encounter this issue. Your charm and sociability make you a valued friend and highly sought after companion.