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Today is Thursday, May 21st, the 142nd day of the year.  There are 224

days remaining until the end of the year.

Ronald Isley

Ronald Isley

HOLIDAY and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month,

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, National Bike Week, National Memo Day,

Mr. T

Mr. T

National Waiters and Waitresses Day


Ronald Isley, 79, singer (The Isley Bros.)

Mr. T., 68, actor

Ricky Williams, 43, football player

Max B, 42, rapper


Fats Waller

Fats Waller

Fats Waller, 116, singer (d. 1943)

Billy Wright, 88, singer (d. 1991)

Notorious B.I.G., 48, rapper (d. 1997)


Christopher Perry, 1921, publisher (b. 1854)

Sammy Davis Jr., 1988, entertainer (b. 1900)

Otis Clark, 2012, Tulsa race riot survivor (b. 1903)

Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious B.I.G.


1833 – African Americans enroll for the first time at Oberlin

College in Ohio.

1856 – Lawrence, Kansas is captured by pro-slavery forces.

1891 – Peter Jackson fought a 61 round draw with a White


1914 – Greyhound Bus Company begins in Minnesota.

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

1961 – Alabama Gov. John Malcolm Patterson declares martial

law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.

1966 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 rounds for the

heavyweight boxing title.

1969 – After 9,015 at bats, Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter.

1980 – “Star Wars Episode IV-The Empire Strikes Back” premieres

starring Billy Dee Williams as Landau Calrissian.

1981 – Reggae legend, Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

1988 – “Da’ Butt” by EU hits #35 on the charts.

1996 – Ken Griffey Jr., 26, becomes the 8th youngest player to hit

200 home runs.

1999 – “All My Children” star Susan Lucci wins a Daytime Emmy after

being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations

in television history.


Being in the first part, or Decan, of the Gemini sign, you are doubly influenced by the power of Mercury. Mercury harnesses the power of rational communication and thereby supports your thinking and adaptability. Although you prefer to keep a social distance at times, your Mercury inspired sense of humor has earned you many friends and admirers. One of your greatest challenges will always be your perfectionist nature. Although there is nothing wrong with wanting the very best out of yourself, it may lead to disappointment if you create unobtainable standards. Take time to develop a more realistic mindset and expectations, as this will greatly assist you through life.

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