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Today is Tuesday, May 5th, the 126th day of the year.  There are 240

days remaining until the end of the year.

Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, National

Water Safety Month, Nurse’s Week , National Hoagie Day, Oyster

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Day, Cinco De Mayo


LaPhonso Ellis, 50, basketball player

Harold Miner, 48, basketball player

Muhsin Muhammad, 47, football player

Raheem DeVaughn, 45, singer

Johnny Taylor

Johnny Taylor

Ike Taylor, 40, football player

DeMarr Johnson, 39, basketball player

Chris Brown, 31, singer


Blind Willie McTell, 119, singer/guitarist (d. 1959)

Johnny Taylor, 86, singer (d. 2000)

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

Jim Kelly, 74, martial artist/actor



1798 – Date of Thaddeus Koscusko’s Will for education of Blacks.

1862 – Cinco de Mayo: Mexican and Black troops led by Ignacio

Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.

1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in the United States.

Eugene Marino

Eugene Marino

1897 – Black inventor, J.H. Smith patented the lawn sprinkler.

1905 – Robert Abbot founds the Chicago Defender with a capital

outlay of twenty-five cents.

1935 – Jesse Owens sets the long jump record at 26′ 8 1/2″.

1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry for

Annie Allen.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

1961 – Freedom Riders begin protesting bus segregation.

1966 – Willie Mays hits his 512th home run.

1988 – Eugene A. Marino installed as 1st Black US Archbishop.

1989 – Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in

Albany, NY.


With your active mind and determination, there are few limits on your career potential. Business sense and practicality make you perfect for fields such as real estate, promotion, advertising or sales. On the other hand, your analytical mind could take you into the depths of intellectual thinking or philosophy, which was the path of Karl Marx, who was also born on May 5th. If you take time to develop your musical talents, your charms could be effective on stage, not unlike Adele, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

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