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Today is Tuesday, May 26th, the 147th day of the year.  There are 219

Pam Grier

Pam Grier

days remaining until the end of the 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, Sally

Phillip Michael Thomas

Phillip Michael Thomas

Ride Day


Pam Grier, 71, actress

Phillip Michael Thomas, 71, actor

Dan Roundfield, 67, basketball player

Wesley Walker, 65, football player



Lenny Kravitz, 56, singer/musician

Greg Lloyd, 55, football player

Jaheim, 41, singer


Frankie Manning, 106, dancer (d. 2009)

Miles Davis, 94, trumpeter/bandleader (d. 1991)

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz


Alexander Pushkin, 1837, poet (b. 1799)

Little Willie Johnson, 1968, singer/songwriter (b. 1937)

William Powell, 1977, singer (The O’Jays) (b. 1942)


1857 – Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original


Miles Davis

Miles Davis

1943 – Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes the 1st president from a

Black country to visit the U.S.

1961 – Marlon Cook named ambassador to Niger, the first Black envoy

to an African nation.

1963 – Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta.

1965 – Voting Rights bill passed.


Your natural abilities will give you several career opportunities to explore, although narrowing your selections is always a challenge. You might enjoy working in the media, or at least as a spokesperson for your company, profession or a community group that is near and dear to your heart. If you express yourself artistically, the work will be intricate, but possibly not so heart-felt. You can get an idea of what this effect is like by listening to the lyrical, yet reserved singing of Stevie Nicks or the cool-but-distant acting style of John Wayne, who were also born on this day.

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