CMN Amanac

Today is Sunday, May 6th, the 126th day of the year.  There are 239

days remaining until the end of the year.

Willie Mays

Willie Mays

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, National Water Safety Month,

Older Americans Month, Nurse’s Week, National Nurses Day,

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Beverage Day, National Tourist Appreciation Day, No Diet Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willie Mays, 87, baseball legend

Lynn Whitfield, 65, actress

John Abraham, 40, football player

Gabourey Sidibe, 34, actress

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Chris Paul, 33, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Rubin Carter, 81, boxer (d. 2014)

DEATHS

Otis Blackwell, 2002, singer/pianist (b. 1932)

ON THIS DATE IN..

1787 – 1st Black Masonic Lodge (African #459) forms in Prince Hall,

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Boston.

1812 – Martin R. Delaney, Charlestown, Va., is the 1st Black major in

the U.S. Medical Corp.

1896 – Black jockey, Willie Simms wins the Kentucky Derby aboard

“Ben Brush” in 2:07:75.

1960 – Civil Rights Act is passed.

Martin Delaney

Martin Delaney

1991 – Smithsonian Institution approves creation of the National African

American Museum.

1995 – Ron Kirk becomes the first Black mayor of Dallas.

1997 – Michael Jackson & The Bee Gees inducted into the Rock-N-Roll

Hall of Fame.

HOROSCOPE

As a Taurus born on May 6th, you are defined by your tact and charm. At times, you may feel like a natural diplomatic, which is a good assessment, as you are always aware of the feelings and needs of others. Your social understanding is paired nicely with your special brand of charm. Although you prefer to keep your circle of friends relatively small, you would be surprised to know how many people are drawn to your whit and sense of humor.

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