Today is Thursday, May 25th, the 145th day of the year. There are 220
days remaining until the new year.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,
Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike
Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger
Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment
Month, National Salad Month,Older Americans Month, National
Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week, National
Missing Children’s Day, Tap Dance Day, National Wine Day, National
Brown Bag It Day!
Cookie Gilchrist, 88, football player
Leslie Uggams, 80, actress/singer
Jamaica Kincaid, 74, author
Kendall Gill, 55, basketball player
Octavia Spencer, 53, actress
Lauryn Hill, 48, singer
Rasheeda, 41, rapper
Shawn Merriman, 39, football player
Derrick Williams, 32, basketball player
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 145, dancer/actor (d. 1949)
K.C. Jones, 91, basketball player/coach
Madame C.J. Walker, 1919, cosmetics manufacturer/1st black female
millionaire (b. 1867)
Sonny Boy Williamson, 1965, singer/harmonica player (b. 1908)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1925 – Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles
Darwin’s theory of evolution in Tennessee.
1935 – Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records
and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships
in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1951 – New York Giant Willie Mays plays in his 1st Major League game.
1959 – Supreme Court rules law prohibiting Black-White boxing
1961 – Pres. John Kennedy announces before a special joint session of
Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before
he end of the decade.
1962 – The Isley Bros. release “Twist and Shout”.
1964 – The Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation
1965 – Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing
1986 – “Hands Across America” takes place. 6.5 million people hold hands
from Calif. to New York.
2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five year run
of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
The planet Mercury is the dominating planet of the Gemini sign and because your birthday is in the first Decan, or part, of the sign you have a double influence of Mercury. Mercury is the planet of mentality, which allows clarity and rationality of the mind. While it is Mercury that fuels your gifts for communication, a lesser realized attribute of your planetary influence is your sense of humor. Since you prefer to keep a social distance at times, you would be surprised to realize how many friends are drawn to your whit. A perfectionist at heart, you sometimes expect to much out of yourself and others, which leads to great frustration. Embrace more realistic expectations to help alleviate the detrimental effects of your quest for perfection.