CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 17th, the 108th day of the year.  There are 258

days remaining until the end of the year.

Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, National Pecan Month,

Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National

Poetry Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Organize Your Files Week,

Bat Appreciation Day, National Cheese Ball Day


Daffy Duck, 87, animated cartoon character

Lela Roshon
Lela Roshon

Lela Roshon, 60, actress

Kimberly Elise, 56, actress

Redman, 54, rapper

Tami Roman, 53, reality star

Theo Ratliff, 51, basketball player

C.J. Watson, 39, basketball player



Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise

Ralph Abernathy, 1990, Civil Rights Leader (b. 1936)


1758 – Francis Williams, first U.S. Black college grad, publishes poems.

1920 – American Professional Football Association (NFL) forms.

1939 – Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

1947 – Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit.

1964 – Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market.

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy

Julius Erving
Julius Erving

1987 – Julius Erving becomes the 3rd NBA player to score 30,000



The elemental pair of the Aries is fire and of all the zodiac signs, you have the only cardinal relationship with fire. Your special elemental connection gives your personality the spark of a leader and initiator. When something grabs your interest, it is the influence of fire that fuels a burning passion deep within your being. As you embrace fire’s positive influences, you will continue on a path to success. However, you should be aware of the challenges of your elemental influence, which include impatience and impulsiveness.