CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, July 19th, the 201st day of the year. There are 165

Rachel Robinson
Rachel Robinson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month,

National Raspberry Cake Day, National Daiquiri Day


Rachel Robinson, 102, social activist/Mrs Jackie Robinson

Willie Clark
Willie Clark

Alan Gorrie, 78, singer/bass player (Average White Band)

Willie Clark, 68, broadcaster/journalist

Teresa Edwards, 60, basketball player

Leroy Butler, 56, football player

Phaedra Sparks, 50, reality star

Angela Griffin, 47, actress

LaMarcus Aldridge, 39, basketball player

Jon Jones, 35, MMA fighter

Popcaan, 35, singer


Stuart Scott, 59, sportscaster (d. 2014)


Lorenzen Wright, 2010, basketball player (b. 1975)

Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker

Sylvia Woods, 2012, co-founded Sylvia Restaurant of Harlem (b. 1926)


1866 – Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights.

1867 – Congressional Reconstruction received legal status.

1925 – Josephine Baker, entertainer, is greatly applauded in her Paris debut.

1941 – 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee Ala).

1950 – NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes.

Patricia Roberts-Harris
Patricia Roberts-Harris

1973 – Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial).

1979 – In her second Cabinet level appointment, Patricia Harris, becomes

Secretary of Health and Human Services.

1992 – Ebony P. Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America.

1996 – XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia.


The planetary ruler of your sign is the moon, but because you were born in third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also experience the influence of Neptune. The moon’s influence is materialized with your keen sensitive and nearly psychic intuition. In turn, Neptune’s planetary force is seen in your active imagination and connection to all that is spiritual. The combination results in you being a romantic and a dreamer at heart. In life and in love, you derive great excitement from imagining possibilities. In times, your imagination is so active that reality pales by comparison. When this occurs, you rely on your optimism to evict negative thoughts from your mind; this is one of your greatest strengths. Be aware that imagination does not come without its dangers, as you run the risk of using it to escape from the real world.