Today is Thursday, May 12th, the 132nd day of the year.  There are 233

days remaining until the end of the year.

Ving Rhames
Ving Rhames

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Bike Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Barbecue

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, National

Water Safety Month, Wildflower Week, Fatigue Syndrome Day,

Vanessa A. Williams
Vanessa A. Williams

Limerick Day!


Felipe Alou, 87, baseball player

James Purify, 78, singer (James & Bobby Purify)

Willie Parnell, 77, singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)

Ving Rhames, 63, actor

Vanessa A. Williams, 59, actress

Carla Hall, 58, chef

Kim Fields
Kim Fields

Kim Fields, 53, actress

Lawrence Phillips, 52, football player

Steve Smith, 43, football player

Keith Bogans, 42, basketball player


Henry Cosby, 94, songwriter (d. 2002)


Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington


1820 – The New York African Free School population reaches 500.

1871 – Segregated street cars are integrated in Louisville, Ky.

1898 – Louisiana adopts new constitution with “grandfather clause”

designed to eliminate Black voters.

1910 – 2nd NAACP conference is held in New York City.

1932 – Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in

H. Rap Brown
H. Rap Brown

Hopewell, NJ.

1934 – “Cocktails For Two” by Duke Ellington hits #1.

1955 – Chicago Cub Sam Jones is the 1st Black to pitch a no-hitter

in Major League Baseball (Pirates, 4-0)

1963 – Race riot occurs in Birmingham, Alabama.

1967 – H. Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of

the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Lena Horne
Lena Horne

1968 – “March of the Poor” under Rev. Ralph Abernathy reaches

Washington, D.C.

1970 – Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run.

1970 – Race riots occur in Augusta, Ga.; 6 Blacks killed (5 by cops).

1981 – “Lena Horne: Lady, Music” opens at the Nederlander in New

York City for 333 performances.


Venus is the ruling planet of your sign, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the Taurus sign, Saturn also lends you a helping of its planetary power. Being the planet of harmony, the influence of Venus can be witnessed in your appreciation of beauty, sociability and cooperation. In the same sense, it is Saturn’s power that links to your discipline, order and responsibility. More so than any of the other Taurus Decans, your unique planetary power makes you patient. Your ability to keep cool is one of your greatest assets, as you have the rare ability to stay calm in frustrating situations. Although you do not desire praise or accolades, you are very interested in material gain. As is the case with all members of the Taurus sign, security is one of your greatest concerns.



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