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Today is Friday, May 1st, the 122nd day of the year.  There are 244

days remaining until the end of the year.

Ray Parker Jr.

Ray Parker Jr.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Hamburger Month, National Photograph Month, National

Recommitment Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans

Month, Nurse’s Week, May Day, International Tuba Day, Mother

Goose Day, Save the Rhino Day, Space Day, Law Day, Loyalty Day

Tina Atkins-Campbell

Tina Atkins-Campbell


Ray Parker Jr., 66, singer/songwriter

Eddie Johnson, 61, basketball player

Gary Clark, 58, football player

Billy Owens, 51, basketball player

Curtis Martin, 47, football player

Tina Atkins-Campbell, 46, singer

Darius McCrary, 44, actor

Darius McCrary

Darius McCrary


Patricia Roberts-Harris, 96, U.S. Cabinet member

Ollie Matson, 90, football player (d. 2011)

Little Walter, 90, harmonica player (d. 1968)

Max Robinson, 81, journalist (d. 1988)


Eldridge Cleaver, 1998, activist/author (b. 1935)

Patricia Roberts-Harris

Patricia Roberts-Harris

Chris Kelly, 2013, rapper (Kriss Kross) (b. 1978)


1863 – Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black

soldiers upon capture.

1867 – Reconstruction of the South begins with black voter


1884 – Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first Black to play

in a professional baseball game in the United States.

Max Robinson

Max Robinson

1884 – Proclamation of the demand for the eight-hour workday

in the United States.

1926 – Satchel Paige makes his pitching debut in Negro Southern


1948 – Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, is arrested in Birmingham,

for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked “for Negroes”.

1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks is the 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize

Eldridge Cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver

for poetry.

1956 – The polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk is made

available to the public.

1972 – Radio’s Mutual Black Network premieres.

1989 – Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World in


1991 – Ricky Henderson of the Oakland As steals his 939th base,

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

making him the all-time leader in this category.

2003 – In what becomes known as the “Mission Accomplished”

speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, Pres. George Bush

declares that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended”

however the war continued for several more years.

2011 – Pres. Barack Obama announces that Osama Bin Laden,

the suspected mastermind behind the September 11th attacks

has been killed by U.S. Special Forces in Pakistan.


As a Taurus born on May 1st, your personality is defined by tact, charm and practicality. Your social skills allow you to always know when to say and do the right thing. Your gifts for communication are paired nicely with your innate charms, which people are often drawn to. While your charms are widely known, those closest to you say your practicality may be your best kept secret. In all matters of life, especially your work, you prefer to take a practical and thoughtful approach.


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