CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, 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


Herb Alpert, 87, trumpet player

Tony Cox, 64, actor

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson

John Taylor, 60, football player

J.R. Reid, 54, basketball player

Derek Brown, 52, football player

Steve Smith, 53, basketball player

Shawty Lo, 45, rapper

Jay Rock, 36, rapper

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix


Jack Johnson, 1878, boxer (d. 1946)

Donald Barskdale, 98, basketball player (d. 1993)


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


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


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”.


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.