Today is Monday, March 27th, the 86th day of the year. There are 279
days remaining until the end of the year.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Irish American Heritage Month,
Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, Red Cross Month,
National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, Women’s History
Month, Social Workers Month, Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Art Evans, 81, actor
Randall Cunningham, 60, football player
Ed Pinkney, 60, basketball player
Mariah Carey, 53, singer
Danny Fortson, 47, basketball player
Harold Nicholas, 102, dancer/actor (d. 2000)
Sarah Vaughn, 99, jazz singer (d. 1990)
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1501 – Black seamen, soldiers and explorers land in America
with the Spanish.
1513 – Spaniard Juan Ponce De Leon discovers Florida.
1866 – Pres. Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes
the 14th amendment.
1930 – Of the 116,000 African Americans in professional
positions, more than two thirds were teachers or ministers.
1941 – Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 rounds to retain the
heavyweight boxing title.
1945 – Ella Fitgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys record “It’s
Only A Paper Moon”.
1961 – Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on
1962 – Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New
Orleans Catholic schools.
1969 – Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston.
1972 – “Soledad Bros.” acquitted by an all-white jury.
1985 – Billy Dee Williams receives a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame.
1989 – 1st half-black soap opera, “Generations” premieres on
1997 – Martin Luther King’s son meets with James Earl Ray,
his father’s assassin.
1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra
for use as a treatment for male impotence.
Your sign’s elemental pair is fire and in fact, you have the only fundamental connection with the element. Your special connection with fire gives your personality of a spontaneous flame, which explains why you are such a self-starter. Although fire’s influence also gives you leadership qualities, its main influence can be found in your passion. When you are met with a challenge you feel is worthwhile, your fire burns with fortitude and determination. Embracing fire’s positive influences will be one of your greatest strengths, but be weary of the impatience that plagues all fire signs.