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Today is Saturday, May 16th, the 136th day of the year.  There are 230

days remaining until the end of the year.

John Conyers

John Conyers

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National

Bike Month, National Hamburger Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month,

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Awareness

Month, Wildflower Week, Armed Forces Day, Love a Tree Day,

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Wear Purple for Peace Day


Isaac “Redd” Holt, 88, drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited)

Billy Cobham, 76, drummer/bandleader

Clifton Powell, 64, actor

Ralph Tresvant

Ralph Tresvant

John Salley, 55, basketball player

Sommore, 54, comedian

Janet Jackson, 54, singer/actress

Thurman Thomas, 54, football player

Ralph Tresvant, 52, singer (New Edition)

Tonex, 45, singer

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.


John Conyers, 91, politician

Barbara Lee, 73, singer (The Chiffons) (d. 2011)


A. Phillip Randolph, 1979, union leader/activist (b. 1889)

Sammy Davis Jr., 1990, entertainer (b. 1925)

Marv Johnson, 1993, singer (b. 1939)

Chuck Brown, 2012, singer (b. 1936)

Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown


1861 – The Republican Convention selects Abraham Lincoln as their

candidate for president.

1866 – U.S. Congress authorizes the nickel 5 cent piece (replaces the

silver half-dime)

1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy awards are awarded.

1939 – Food stamps are first issued.

Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

1966 – Stokely Carmichael named chairman of the Student Nonviolent

Coordinating Committee.

1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 rounds for heavyweight

boxing title.

2013 – Human stem cells are successfully cloned.


The elemental pair of your sign is Earth and in fact, the Taurus has the only fixed relationship with Earth of all the zodiac signs. As a result of your special connection to Earth, your personality takes on the qualities of an immovable bolder; stubborn and powerful. In the sense, it is your elemental influence that inspires your practicality and realistic nature. While others have their heads in the clouds, your connection with Earth keeps you grounded in all your efforts. Avoid the dangers of an overly conservative mindset and Earth’s influence can become one of your greatest assets.

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