CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 31st, the 151st day of the year.  There are 214

days remaining until the end of the year.

Darryl McDaniels
Darryl McDaniels

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month,

National Water Safety Month, World No Tobacco Day


Johnny Taylor
Johnny Taylor

Happy Hairston, 81, basketball player

Darryl McDaniels, 59, rapper (Run DMC)

Kenny Lofton, 56, baseball player

Reggie Yates, 40, actor

Nate Robinson, 39, basketball player


Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry


Johnny Taylor, 2000, singer (b. 1938)

Orlando Woolridge,2012, basketball player (b. 1959)


1870 – Congress passes the 1st Enforcement Act to protect the rights

of Blacks.

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

1921 – Tulsa race riot:  civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The official

death toll is 39, but recent investigations suggest the actual toll

may be much higher.

1955 – The Supreme Court orders school integration “with all

deliberate speed”.

1961 – Chuck Berry’s amusement park. Berryland in St. Louis, opens.

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

1969 – Stevie Wonder releases, “My Cherie Amore”.

1997 – Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150 meter race.

2008 – Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100 meter sprint

with a time of 9.72 seconds.


Mercury is paired with the element of air and you have the most fluid relationship with air out of any of the zodiac signs. The stirring qualities of air help to stimulate curiosity and push you on a path towards greater knowledge. Beware that although you may be stimulated mentally, without passion you can easily slip into a state of social distance and aloofness.