CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 16th, the 198th day of the year.  There are 168

William Bell
William Bell

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, Fresh Spinach Day


William Bell, 85, singer

Alexis Herman
Alexis Herman

Alexis Herman, 77, 23rd United States Secretary of Labor

Terry Pendleton, 64, baseball player/coach

Darryl Mitchell, 58, actor

Charles Smith, 59, basketball player

Barry Sanders, 56, football legend

Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders

Rain Pryor, 55, actress

Aaron Glenn, 52, football player

Zach Randolph, 43, basketball player


Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, 162, civil rights activist

Denise LaSalle, 85, singer (d. 2918)


Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Buck Buchanan, 1992, football player (b. 1940)

John Henrik Clarke, 1998, historian/scholar (b. 1915)


1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States

after signature of the Residence Act.

1894 – Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners.

Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson

1944 – Dr. Charles R. Drew is awarded the Spingarn Medal.

1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 2″.

1969 – Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched

1972 – Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance.

1988 – Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec.

1988 – Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women’s world record 10.49 seconds.

1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s heptathlete record of 7,215 pts.

2003 – 11th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win


Your unique combination of emotional understanding, creativity and optimism result in a variety of available career paths. Humanitarian careers, such as teaching or social work would help to give your life purpose. If you cannot go without a more creative outlet, writing or the arts may be the answer. Look to the imaginative characters and comedic writings of Will Ferrel, who was also born on July 16th, as inspiration. The creative dancing of Ginger Rogers, another of your birthday twins, can also serve as encouragement.