CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, February 2nd,  the 33rd day of the year. There are 332

Dexter Manley
Dexter Manley

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental health Month,

National Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month

Groundhog Day, Candlemas


Alan McKay, 74, singer/musician (Earth Wind & Fire)

Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane

Alphonso Johnson, 71, bassist

Dexter Manley, 64, football player

Lauren Lane, 61, actress

Sean Elliott, 54, basketball player

Donald Driver, 47, football player

Gucci Mane, 42, rapper



B.B. King
B.B. King

Willie Mae Ford Smith, 1994, gospel singer/songwriter (b. 1905)

Billy Henderson, 2007, singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)

Joe Hunter, 2007, pianist/bandleader (The Funk Brothers) (b. 1927)


1776 – George Washington answered letter from Phyllis Wheatley.

1807 – Congress legally banned the foreign slave trade.

1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

1945 – Biologist Ernest E. Just receives Spingarn Medal for research in

The Coasters
The Coasters

fertilization and cell division.

1948 – President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights


1952 – B.B. King’s “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard’s R&B hit

parade to become his first national hit.

1956 – Coasters sign with Atlantic Records.

1967 – Formation of American Basketball Association is announced.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

1980 – FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31

elected & public officials for bribes for political favors

1990 – South Africa’s Pres. F.W. de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela

& legalizes ANC & 60 other political organizations.

2003 – Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the U.S. singles

chart with ‘All I Have’.


Being an Aquarius born on February 2nd, your personality is defined by your open and imaginative nature. In all your dealings, social and professional, you adopt an honest and straightforward attitude. As a result, you are a true example of the statement, “what you see is what you get.” Your family, friends and coworkers appreciate your avoidance of mind games and manipulation, almost as much as they admire your imagination. Your active mind allows you to see all the possibilities. In situations where no one can seem to come up with a solution, your imagination allows you to creatively solve problems.