Today is Monday, December 12th, the 346th day of the year. There are 19
days remaining until the end of the year and 13 days remaining until Christmas.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Bingo Month,
Write a Friend Month, National Ding-a-Ling Day,
Dionne Warwick, 82, singer
Haywood Jeffries, 58, football player
John Randle, 55, football player
Courtney Hawkins, 53, football player
Regina Hall, 52, actress
Orlando Brown, 52, football player
Brad Smith, 39, football player
Alfred Morris, 34, football player
Sammy Davis, Sr., 122, dancer (d. 1988)
Joe Williams, 104, singer (d. 2009)
Grover Washington Jr., 79, jazz saxophonist (d. 1999)
Randy Smith, 74, basketball player (d. 2009)
Johnny Lee, 1965, actor (Calhoun-Amos ‘n’ Andy) (b. 1898)
Ike Turner, 2007, singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1800 – Washington D.C. established as capitol of U.S.
1870 – Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of
1899 – George F. Grant, dentist and avid golfer, receives patent for a wooden
1900 – National Negro Anthem, “Lift Every Voice & Sing”, composed.
1961 – Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany, Ga.
1965 – Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record.
1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis.
1975 – The National Association of Black Journalists is founded.
1987 – Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.
1992 – President-elect Bill Clinton appoints six Blacks to Cabinet and
White House staff including Ronald H. Brown to head Department of
1997 – Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby’s
daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him.
2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
Being a Sagittarius born on December 12th, you are straightforward, assertive and a bit restless in life. You have always felt that honesty is the best policy and subsequently, you never hesitate to share your thoughts, feelings or concerns. Although your friends and family may be taken aback by your frankness, they have learned to appreciate your directness. You take the same assertive approach in all matters, which insures that you get the best out of everything you do. Your one problem may be settling on an interest or passion, as there are so many things that intrigue you.