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Today is Friday, May 22nd, the 143rd day of the year.  There are 223

days remaining until the end of the year.

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment, National Salad Month, Older

Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill


Roscoe Robinson, 92, gospel singer

Bernard Shaw, 80, news correspondant

Calvin Simon, 78, singer (Parliament/Funkadellic)

Donald Royal, 54, basketball player

Johnny Gill, 54, singer

Randy Brown, 52, basketball player

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell, 50, model/actress

Donell Jones, 47, singer

Vivian Green, 41, singer


Paul Winfield, 81, actor (d. 2004)


Langston Hughes, 1967, author/poet/playwright (b. 1902)

Wesley Brown, 2012, 1st Black Naval Academy graduate (b. 1927)

Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield


1849 – Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying

device, making him the only U.S. President to hold a patent.

1856 – Con. Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Sen. Charles Sumner

with a cane in the hall of the U.S. Senate for a speech Sumner made

attacking Southerners who sympathized with pro-slavery violence

in Kansas (“Bleeding Kansas”).

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

1906 – The Wright Bros. are granted a U.S. patent for their “Flying


1959 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the 1st Black major general

in the U.S. Air Force.

1964 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson announces the goals of his “Great

Society” social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial

injustice” in America.

Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

1966 – Bill Cosby becomes the 1st Black to win an Emmy Award for

his starring role in “I Spy”.

1980 – Namco releases the highly influential arcade game, Pac-Man.

2002 – A Birmingham jury convicts former Ku Klux Klan member

Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing

of the 16th Baptist Church.


It may help you in life to find an issue or problem that you feel passionate about. Like Harvey Milk, who was also born on May 22nd, your gift with words and communication could unite others and create change. If you don’t feel your gifts are best suited for oration, maybe your gifts would be better used on the page, which was the path of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, who was also born on your birthday. Similarly, your quick mind could lead to success in more traditional fields, such as business, writing, education or management.

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