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Today is Tuesday, May 19th, the 140th day of the year.  There are 226

days remaining until the end of the year.

Grace Jones

Grace Jones

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Salad Month, National Recommitment Month,

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, National Bike Week, National Police Week,

Boys Club Day, Malcolm X Day


Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Grace Jones, 72, singer/actress

Keith Jennings, 54, football player

Rohan Marley, 47, singer

London Fletcher, 45, football player

Kevin Garnett, 44, basketball player

Mario Chalmers, 34, basketball player


Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Malcolm X, 95, minister/activist (d. 1965)

Lorraine Hansberry, 90, playwright/author (d. 1965)


Coleman Hawkins, 1969, jazz musician/composer (b. 1904)

Jimmy Lyons, 1986, saxophonist (b. 1931)

Bob Boozer, 2012, basketball player (b. 1937)


Jan Matzeliger

Jan Matzeliger

1885 – 1st mass production of shoes by Black inventor, Jan

Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts.

1909 – Jack Johnson fights Jack O’Brien to a no decision in 6

rounds for the boxing title.

1935 – The NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

1962 – A birthday salute to Pres. John Kennedy takes place at

Madison Square Garden.  The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s

rendition of “Happy Birthday”.

Patricia Roberts-Harris

Patricia Roberts-Harris

1962 – The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”. drafted shortly

after his arrest on April 12th during the Birmingham campaign

advocating for civil rights and an end to segregation in Birmingham.

1965 – Patricia Harris is named the 1st Black female ambassador.

1991 – Willy T. Ribbs becomes the 1st Black driver to make the

Indianapolis 500.

1992 – Vice President Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being

a single mother and as a poor example of family values.


Being a Taurus born on May 19th, your personality is defined by loyalty and disciplined. You are loved and appreciated by your loved ones and this is largely due to you devoutly loyal nature. When someone you hold dear is in need, you spare no energy in protecting or defending them. You take this same intensity to all your efforts, especially your work. When confronted with a challenge or obstacle, your hard work and discipline is tough to match.

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