Today is Saturday, October 9th, the 282nd day of the year. There are 83
days remaining until the end of the year and 77 days remaining until Christmas.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, National Diabetes Month, Cookie Month,
Lupus Awareness Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer
Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National
Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, Seafood Month,
National Popcorn Popping Month, Customer Service Week,
Fire Prevention Day, Moldy Cheese Day
Nona Hendryx, 77, singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
Mike Singletary, 62, football player
Wanz, 59, singer
Steve R. McQueen, 51, director
Kenny Anderson, 51, basketball player
Juan Dixon, 43, basketball player
LeCrae Moore, 41, rapper
Darius Miles, 40, basketball player
Starling Marte, 28, baseball player
Tyler James Williams, 28, actor
Lil’ Durk, 28, rapper
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 197, 1st black U.S. newspaper publisher (d. 1893)
O.V. Wright, 81, singer (d. 1980)
Benjamin Banneker, 1806, astronomer/mathematician (b.. 1732)
Thalmus Rasulala, 1991, actor (b. 1940)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1869 – Morgan State College opened.
1888 – O.B. Clare patents trestle.
1926 – NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms.
1969 – Supremes release “Someday We’ll Be Together”.
1974 – Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians).
1974 – Race riot in Boston due to “busing”.
1989 – 1st NFL game coached by a black man, Art Shell, his LA Raiders beat
NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football.
1991 – Pres. Bush declares “total confidence” in nominee Clarence Thomas.
Being a Libra born on October 9th, your are well-known for a serious, thoughtful and selfless demeanor. You genuinely enjoy helping others and often find yourself taking any opportunity to assist others. You are great at providing a patient and non-judgmental ear for friends and loved ones, allowing them to sort through their problems in a comfortable setting. These qualities make you a highly valued friend, especially when it is obvious that you are putting the needs of others above your own.