CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 30th, the 211th day of the year. There are 154

Anita Hill
Anita Hill

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for Weddings, National Cheesecake Day, National Father-

in-Law Day


Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne

Thomas Sowell, 93, author/activist

Buddy Guy, 87, singer/guitarist

Anita Hill, 67, lawyer/academic

Bill Cartwright, 66, basketball player/coach

Laurence Fishburne, 62, actor

Reggie Roby, 62, football player

Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox, 59, actress

Terry Crews, 55, actor/football player




1822 – James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal

Terry Crews
Terry Crews

Zion Church.

 1839 – Slave rebels, take over the slave ship, Amistad.

1863 – President Lincoln issues “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner

for every black prisoner shot.

1866 – New Orleans’ Democratic government orders police to raid

an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington

1908 – John Hope became the 1st Black president of Morehouse College.

1945 – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. is elected congressman from Harlem.

1965 – Duke Ellington’s “Golden Brown & the Green Apple” premieres.

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965

into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign

as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to “get dirt”

on Dave Winfield.


The Leo’s paired element is fire and you actually are the only zodiac sign with a fundamental connection to the element. It is fire’s influence that causes you to be a natural self-starter. Once you find an interest, your determination and passion burn deeply, which explains why you can work tirelessly to get the job done. Embracing fire’s influence will play a key role in your future successes, but be weary that an overindulgence in fire can lead to a bit of egotism and impulsiveness.