CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 12th, the 164th day of the year.  There are 202

Grace Jones
Grace Jones

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

National E-mail Week, National Red Rose Day, Loving Day


Maurice Jackson, 80, singer (The Independents)

Roger Aaron, 75, actor

Grace Jones, 71, singer/model

Rory Sparrow, 66, basketball player

Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker, 61, actor

Lee Mayberry, 54, basketball player

Mark Henry, 51, wrestler

Finesse Mitchell, 51, comedian

Kerry Kittles, 50, basketball player

Antawn Jamison, 48, basketball player

Lil’ Duval, 46, comedian

Earl Watson, 45, basketball player

Jrue Holiday, 33, basketball player

Medgar Evers
Medgar Evers


Lyn Collins, 76, singer (d. 2005)


Medgar Evers, 1963, civil rights leader (1925)


1963 – Civil Rights leader, Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home

in Jackson, Miss. by Ku Klux Klan member, Byron De La Beckwith.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader, Nelson Mandela is


sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1967 – The U.S. Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all states

laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

1972 – The fast food restaurant chain “Popeyes” is founded in Arabi,


1981 – Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 rounds for the WBC

heavyweight boxing title.

O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered

outside her home in Los Angeles.  O.J. Simpson is later acquitted

of the killings, but is held liable in a wrongful death civil suit.

1994 – Cab Calloway suffered a massive stroke at his home in

White Plaines, New York.


Air is your paired element and as a Gemini, you have the most fluid connection with air out of any of the zodiac signs. You often witness curiosity pushing through you like a constant breeze and once you find something that truly interests you, your will seems to push with purpose. The qualities of fluid air are key to your intellectual fulfillment. Be weary of the qualities of still air, which may take you into an unemotional state.